"A 24-hour run is a form of ultramarathon, in which a competitor runs as far as they can in 24 hours. They are typically held on 1- to 2-mile loops or occasionally 400-meter tracks.
Top runners will often run 200 kilometres (124 mi) or more, depending on conditions, and the best can go beyond 270 kilometres (168 mi). Some participants will have a crew to help them, but others just set up a camp with all the gear and supplies they need near the starting area to access each loop. Often 24-hour events are combined with 6-, 12-, and 48-hour events. 24-hour runs have also been held in relay formats, with runners completing a mile each in succession for 24 hours. Often these events are not internationally sanctioned, and are more for charitable purposes."
Let yourself be inspired by these wonderful athletes:
Peter van Wijngaarden (NED)
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Wayne Botha, member of the IAU Communications Committee spoke with the remarkable New Zealand (NZL) 24hr representative Fiona Hayvice - Read more
Portrait and Interview width Camille Herron, an American ultramarathon runner.
Camille Herron is an American ultramarathon runner. She is the first athlete to win all three of the IAU's 50K, 100K, and 24 Hour World Championships. - Read more