Scott Jurek is making an attempt on the ultrarunning 24 hour World record at the Soochow International 24-Hour Race in Taiwan. Having set the US 24 hour record at the 24-hour ultramarathon Championships in Brive, France in 2010 with 165.7 miles, Scott is raising the bar in an elite field with some of the best 24 hour ultrarunners in the world including Ryoichi Sekiya,Valmir Nunes and Australian Martin Fryer.
The current world record is 303.5 kilometres or 188 miles, 103 yards and was set by Yiannis Kouros at the Sri Chinmoy race in Adelaide in 1997. In this video Scott says he wants to run 180 miles as a secondary goal!!
Also a high quality field in the womens race with American Connie Gardner, Hungarian Edit Berces along with Japanese star Mami Kudo. Edit’s 24 hour world record was recently topped by Lizzy Hawker in Wales at the Commonwealth Games 24 Hour race who ran 243.657 km.
At the 6 hour mark:
|1||Valmir Nunes||80.800 km|
|2||Scott Jurek||75.600 km|
|3||Ryoichi Sekiya||73.200 km|
|4||Mami Kudo||73.200 km|
|5||János Bogár||72.000 km|
|6||Chou, Pin-Chi||70.000 km|
|7||Martin Fryer||69.200 km|
|8||Chen, Chin-Tsai||68.800 km|
|9||Liang, Wen-Jueng||68.661 km|
|10||Masayuki Otaki||68.400 km|
Pre race article by Peter Sarsgaard – Brooks Athlete Scott Jurek Attempting to Break World Record