Soochow International 24-Hour Race Taiwan 2011 Updates

Scott Jurek Soochow 24 hour race 2011 Taiwan
Scott Jurek at the Soochow 24 hour race 2011

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

Soochow International 24-Hour Race

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Pre race article by Peter Sarsgaard – Brooks Athlete Scott Jurek Attempting to Break World Record

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