Japan’s Ryoichi Sekiya produced one of the best performances of the year to win the Soochow International 24 Hour Ultramarathon with 261.365 km (162mi 712.24yd) which took place . Australias leading ultrarunner, Martin Fryer, took second place and Shuang-His Tsou was third.
Fourth overall and first lady was Mami Kodo with another top performance of 235.129 km.
This years race was the 12th running of the event at the university’s 400-meter track and Sekiya produced his eighth win at the Taipei university in Taiwan. There were 34 starters with runners from Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, France, Japan and Hungary.
“At Friday’s news conference, the organizers presented a certificate to honor Taiwanese female record-holding ultramarathon runner Chiu Shu-jung, who suffered amputations to her right leg and left foot after contracting a serious bacterial infection from broken blisters on the soles of her feet in late August 2008” after the Trans-Gaule 17 day stage race. (Article)
See the full results on the Soochow International 24 hour ultramarathon website.