The Unixsport 48 Hour/6 Day International Ultramarathon Challenge in Balatonfüred, Hungary ended today.
Wolfgang Schwerk maintained his lead and set a new course record surpassing William Sichel’s benchmark set in 2011. Schwerk ran an average of 145.8 km (90 m) a day to finish with with 874.864 (543.6 miles)
Martin Fryer in second place set a new Australian 48 hour record on his way to recording 815 km for 6 days and third placed Italian Andrea Accorsi also set a 48 hour National age group record.
Italy’s Monica Barchetti after running neck and neck with Hungarian Krisztina Nagyné for a long time finally pulled away on the final day to finish with a total of 723 km, good enough for eighth place overall. Third place was Barbara Becker from Germany with 513.075.
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Thanks to Alan Young for updates and photos. Alans images are on Picasa