There are three weeks left into our HOKA ONE ONE sponsored deep-dive look into into the ultramarathon scene. After thinking about it some, and reading your suggestions, we’ve decided things need to be down into smaller segments.
So for the next week, we want to discuss, “What are the best records in the sport of ultra marathoning?”
The week after that we hope to focus on "Who are the greatest ultra runners in history?"
Along the way, we'll be learning more and more and then we'll still have the final week to get back to our original mission of finalizing a list of the greatest ultra races in history.
In terms of records, we know it's hard to compare the many different types of races in the ultra world but that's what makes debates like this interesting. We'd like to know what are the best record periods, but it also is fun along the way to think of what are the:
1) Best course records (Comrades, Western States, UTMB, etc).
2) Best records at runs less than 24 hours hours (50 miles, 100k, 100 miles, Grand Canyon Rim to Rim, etc).
3) Best 24 hour and longer races (24 hours, 48 hours, 6 days, also includes runs across US, Britain, Sri Chinmoy 3100, etc).
although some of you may want to break the records down differently - simply by time or by a) Roads b) Trail/Mountain c) Extreme (24 hour +).
So let's hear it. What are the best ultramarathon records in your mind?
And you may win 1 of 9 remaining free HOKA ONE ONE shoes that we will be giving out.
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