512 Miles in Six Days – Pam Reed’s Ultrarunning Record Attempt

custom_logoTomorrow at noon the longest running 6 day race in America, the  2009 12th Annual Self-Transcendence 6 day race gets underway in Queens, New York. Running concurrently with the 14th Annual Self-Transcendence 10 Day race, these ultrarunning events provide unrivalled opportunities to test oneself on a one mile loop close to the heart of the metropolis.

Experienced ultrarunner Pam Reed is availing herself of the opportunity and Newton Running has a short article about the 48-year-old mother of three from Tucson, Arizona. Pam deservedly gained a lot of attention after winning the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in 2002 and 2003 and tomorrow Pam sets her sights on Dipali Cunningham’s world road recordof 510 miles.

Read the article at Newton Running

Joining Pam on the starting line will be Dipali Cunningham herself, the winner of every Self-Transcendence 6 day race since its inception in 1998.

In the mens race, hot favourite is Vlastimil Dvoracek, who last year duked it out with Jesper Olsen in the George Archer 6 Day race in South Africa finishing with 656 km (407 miles).

Whole bunch of regulars returning including  New Mexico RD extraordinaire, Mark Dorion, Pete Stringer who at 67 is not the oldest runner signed up. That honour goes to Canadian, Joe Cleary who at 69 is making his debut in Flushing Meadow Park along with 33 other runners making a total of some 80 runners on the course.

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