Yesterday, Traci Falbo set the American Record and the World Indoor Record for the 48-hour run. She completed 242.093 miles (389.6112 kilometers).
The pediatric physical therapist from Indiana ran nearly non-stop for 48 hours. She took only a few brief naps that amounted to less than one hour. She collapsed with about four minutes remaining (she was fine).
About ten years ago, Traci lost 80 pounds and decided to run a marathon. Then, in 2011, she decided to run an ultramarathon. She has had some success on the trails (24th woman at Western States, 2nd woman at the Vermont 100, 34th woman at Leadville) but it doesn’t compare to her prowess on the track.
Joe Fejes now has the overall lead in the six-day event. As of 5am EST, he had completed approximately 271 miles. There is still a long way to go in this one!
Dining in the Dome
You can stop to eat… or you can eat on the move!
After running in cirles in the Dome for the last 72 hours, some of the runners must be starting to wonder – is there any way out?
What is the longest distance that you have ever run on a track?