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Tornado the Little
RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Bob Hearn wrote:

[quote]Tornado the Little wrote:
Wiki states his PR is 139 miles in 24 hours, but I could not find evidence of this in any database. When or where he supposedly ran it is anyone's guess.

That is, again, a respectable tally for 24h, but even elite women are running further during the world championship, for example. Connie Gardner ran 150+ at the age of 50. Rob's total, if it were verified on an official certified course, wouldn't raise many eyebrows.

I can find no 24-hour results for him listed either on ultrasignup or on, the two places results should be.

You are right, 139 is respectable, but not spectacular. It would not be good enough to make the US National Team most years (yes, LRers, we may not have ultras in the Olympics, but there are actually World Championships). It could, however, well be consistent for someone whose true strength is at multiday races.

FWIW Connie has not quite hit 150. Her PR is 149.37, at age 49 (4th-best ever American performance, and an age-group American Record).[/quote]

Late response. I have a life outside this forum.

I stand corrected.
I'm thinking of NC24 which was a .9 mile loop at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, about an hour from home.

I believe she came close or exceeded 150 laps. Many 24h courses are a mile. Northcoast always throws me off.


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