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    Wamego: Thanks for the info on Dauwalter. Even though I follow ultrarunning with some interest, I am never certain if whichever records or a-t lists I am looking at are entirely up to date, and I had missed Dauwalter's mark. My error there.

    Lonewolf: thanks for the 'starting from OKC' examples. I was thinking of such things where I live. As for the kind of support and other logistics, the athlete can have quite a lot of support -- it is really necessary in order to have any chance of doing well at all. This article describes it: http://fellrnr.com/wiki/24_Hour_Races

    And, even though these events proceed at what seems like a leisurely pace, there is no question for me at least about the competition and the physical challenge.
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    Thanks, Master Po. I had no concept of what was involved in ultra long distance/time racing.
    Reinforces my philosophy that after one lap around a track you are just repeating yourself.
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    Let's think about what a commendable job the guys are doing keeping the lap count...I don't know but it's not likely they can use a gps tracker, normally the battery would be out, and the margin of error too large over such a long time. Probably old-fashioned manual counting is better, which requires patience as well as perseverance. They can't say "oh I lost my count so let's watch the video-replay..."
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    Speaking of lap counting 30 years ago Boulder had an indoor six day race...

    An indoor six day race had been held a few weeks earlier in Boulder Colorado with some U. S. records being broken. Stu Mittleman had set a new Modern Day U.S. indoor record with 577 miles. Now Stu wanted to add the outdoor record and the New Astley Belt to his laurels.

    http://silverstrider.com/the-endurance-champion-of-the-world/
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    And now she breaks her own world record at 24-Hour World Championships in Albi, France. 270.116 km/167.84 miles.

    https://runningmagazine.ca/uncategor...championships/

    "For me it was puke and rally. I puked twice, and I had to dig really deep that last two and a half hours, because I wanted to go as high as I could, so I did it.
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    My math may be off, but I think that's ~8:35/mile pace ... for 24 hours.
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    Well, I can still run a 10k at that pace, but not two of them and certainly not 27.

    Wonder if the site is down because power outages; my kid at UCSC had had power out for two days until just a bit ago.
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