Prison logistics, shoes without shoelaces and a treadmill that wouldn't stay on for longer than an hour at a time were just a few of the obsicles Keith Giroux had to overcome.
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Dave Proctor covered 161.81 miles to beat the 2004 record of 160.24. He also broke the 12-hour record along the way with 86.49 miles.
He will actually also be the first Brit in space. With no gravity, he'll have to run with a harness strapping him down to the treadmill.
Wardian first ran 3:06:24 (5:59.9 pace) thinking he had the record, only to find out a few hours that it was actually 3:05:57. So he went back to the treadmill and ran 3:03:56 (5:55 pace). Making it even weirder, he did it on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Wardian: "It showed people if you don’t succeed the first time, if you’re able to, you can take another crack at it—if you’re a glutton for punishment."
He broke the 10-year-old record with 6:40:35 (6:26 pace for 62+ miles).
2-hour last-runner standing races will be held this weekend in Chile.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is in jail on kidnapping and attempted murder charges.
A study found that setting the treadmill at a 1% incline made the effort equivalent to outdoor running only to those running 7:09 pace or faster.
Many say they turn their treadmill runs into progression runs, varying the speed and incline as they go.