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Edit Bérces (born May 16, 1964, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary) is an ultramarathon runner, world record holder, former world and European champion.
Berces is Hungary's most successful ultra runner. During her career she set several world records, four of which still stand, and holds virtually all Hungarian records from 100 kilometers to 48 hours.
Top accomplishments include her 2000 world and European 100 kilometer titles and her 24 hour European championship victory in 2002. She has also twice won Hungary's top ultramarathon race, the five-day Vienna–Bratislava–Budapest Supermarathon.
In 2002, just two weeks after winning the European 24 hour Championship, she set a world record over 24 hours on the track as well as a 100 mile world record en route. Based on those accomplishments, Ultramarathon World voted her the top female ultramarathoner of 2002.
In 2004, Berces set a 24 hour world record on the treadmill and set a a 100 mile world record as well en route. Both of these records still stand and the strength of the 24 record is shown by the fact that at the time, it was better than the men's world record.
Her world records
|100 mile||track||14:25:45||Verona||September 21-22, 2002|
|100 mile||treadmill||14:15:08||Budapest||March 8-9, 2004|
|24H||track||250.106K||Verona||September 21-22, 2002|
|24H||treadmill||247.2K||Budapest||March 8-9, 2004|