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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Now, Abu Dhabi Ports has announced that it will host a 327km ultramarathon in honour of the UAE's late founding father.
An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance or ultra running, is a foot race longer than the traditional marathon length of 26.
I quickly learned of ultramarathon type of events that generally encompass any footrace over the 26.
Jurek's inspiring memoir Eat and Run pays tribute to his racing and dietary success, taking readers from his Midwestern meat-and-potato roots to the middle of Death Valley where he struggles to overcome nausea, fatigue, and doubt about his diet in order to finish the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon.
The funding will support the Tarawera 100 Miler a 100 mile running race which adds to the existing portfolio of Tarawera Ultramarathon events that take place every February.
After only starting running six years ago, last week she completed the Pembrokeshire Coastal 100-Mile Ultramarathon.
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.
Lisa Sample, President of Sexual Offense Policy Research and Charlie Engle, ultramarathon runner, author, and public speaker.
Ray, who also completed the 100km Sahara ultramarathon when he was 71 and once ran 150 miles in one go, has raised more than PS13,000 so far.
In March and May 2016, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) and Comrades Marathon were challenged by wheelchair participants to enter their ultramarathon races.
The researchers measured these three hormones as well as levels of osteocalcin and P1NP in 17 trained runners before and after a 65-km mountain ultramarathon run and compared it to the hormones and bone constituents of twelve adults of the same age who didn't run the race but did low to moderate physical exercise.
The 251km Ultramarathon (155 miles) takes place in temperatures which sometimes exceed 50degC across the Moroccan sand dunes and mountains.