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 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).
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
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!