ultramarathon


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Any foot race that is longer than a marathon—which is 26.2 miles/42 km—usually either a timed event that cover a specified distances—50 or 100 km or miles—or an event measuring distance covered during a specified time
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ultramarathon

Sports medicine A footrace that is longer–eg, > 50 miles/80 km–than a marathon–26.2 miles/42 km. See Marathon.
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In the end, he ran more than 50 miles, which would count as an 'ultramarathon'.
A BLIND ultramarathon runner will compete solo in the New York Marathon without a guide and will instead be wholly reliant on technology.
The 65-year-old Cuevas, along with his son Xyggy, finished 29th out of 51 relay teams in the Tagaytay to Maragondon 50K Ultramarathon in under seven hours over the weekend.
A marathon is a 26.2-mile race; an ultramarathon is any race that is longer than a marathon.
The Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon is a 53 mile trail race along the famous West Highland Way Trail, starting in Milngavie, close to Glasgow and finishing in the scenic Highland village of Tyndrum.
Sir Ranulph, who turns 71 in March, must run 156 miles(251km) across the Sahara in 50C (122F) heat to complete the six-day ultramarathon in April.
The 55–mile Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultramarathon follows the course of the Forth & Clyde and Union canals, www.resoluteevents.co.uk
Page 14 MARATHON man Iain Hill Sharp (left) has donated over PS2,000, raised by competing in the Hardmoors 110 ultramarathon, to Overgate Hospice.
Yes, you can also find advice from world-class runners to help you kick your sister-in-law's butt in the Antarctic Ultramarathon, as well as superb stretching tips for staying injury free, but the real beauty of this book is Tim Noakes's intuitive grasp of the runner's mind set and motivation.
The 250km-long Marathon des Sables is renowned for being the world's toughest ultramarathon.
The 88-day journey started with a marathon in Canada, before Kristen and Sharon flew off to Australia, South Africa, Europe, Asia and Antarctica, finishing with a 50km ultramarathon in South America.
Seventy-three runners participated in the study: 27 ultramarathon runners from the Desert RATS and 46 marathon, half-marathon and relay runners from the ESM.