Six Days in the Dome.

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Six Days in the Dome

There is a race going on right now in Alaska called Six Days in the Dome. The race website states that it is the first competitive six-day indoor track race held since La Rochelle in 1994. Six Days in the Dome offered an option for a 24-hour race, a 48-hour race and a six-day race.

The race takes place in the dome (dome dimensions: 601 feet long x 290 feet wide x 87.5 feet high) on a 400m track – one of the only 400m indoor tracks in the world.

Zach Bitter

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Zach Bitter took a shot at the 100-mile World Record, but it was not to be – he ended up finishing 100.23 miles in 12:08:24 (7:16/mile).

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Traci Falbo

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Traci Falbo is currently working on a World Record of her own. She is trying to break the 48-hour world track record – as of 6:41am EST, she had completed 200 miles. That’s right – in the last 39 hours and 41 minutes, she ran 200 miles.

Valmir Nunes vs. Kenji Okiyama

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Valmir Nunes once held a 50-lap lead over Kenji Okiyama in the six-day race. However, as he slept, he was passed… and Kenji just kept on running. Don’t read too much into it – this one has a long way to go!

There is a $1000 prize for the first runner to hit 600 miles in the six-day event. Will anyone be able to do it?

For live results, click here.

Also, check out the live cam here for some scintillating action on the track!

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15 Responses to Six Days in the Dome.

  1. songbird128 says:

    Wow!! This is so cool! I would LOVE to do this race someday. It’s Google time!!! :)))

  2. Hollie says:

    You always open my eyes to ultra running. Never stop blogging.

  3. WalkToRio says:

    Wow! Indoor running is painful enough, hats off to all those who try this. I don’t think I could.

    Valmir looks so comfy there lol

  4. Mark says:

    Daaaaaaaammmnnn!! (that’s the most constructive/participating thing I can say)

  5. I’m going to say this, if you want me to run 600+ miles in 6 days… you better be offering me more than $1k because I’ll need more than that for the 3 week beach vacation I would need following that run.

  6. pauldburton says:

    I wonder why Traci is running with two iPod shuffles. Surely, when one dies you swap it out…

  7. That sounds terrible. If I were in AK, I would want to be outside 95% of the time. Think of all the cool trails you could see in 6 days!

  8. piratebobcat says:

    Wow, crazy! I’ve been to Alaska a couple times, and actually spectated at a race. It was freezing and these fools were only wearing shorts. Does make sense to have an indoor race there tho.

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  10. Sweaty Mess says:

    I got bored 200m into my first track workout, I can’t imagine trying to run on it for 6 days.

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