Michal Sula SVK

Michal's journey in the world of running is a testament to unwavering determination, overcoming adversity, and the pursuit of excellence. His story is one marked by remarkable achievements, resilience in the face of challenges, and a relentless pursuit of greatness.

It was in 2013 that Michal first laced up his running shoes, setting out on a path that would lead to extraordinary feats in the realm of ultramarathons. Two years later, in 2015, he completed his first ultramarathon, a defining moment that would signal the beginning of an exceptional journey.

His prowess in ultramarathons is nothing short of extraordinary, as evidenced by the records he holds for Serbia in a multitude of ultra disciplines. Michal's results stand as a testament to his unmatched endurance and unwavering spirit:

  • 6 hours - 88.915 km (2021)
  • 12 hours - 151.444 km (2022)
  • 24 hours - 266.452 km (2023)
  • 50 km 3:22:15 (2022)
  • 100 km - 6:57:27 (2022)

Despite these remarkable achievements, Michal's transition from representing Serbia to Slovakia was not devoid of complexities. Having moved to Slovakia seven years ago and obtaining citizenship three years later, Michal's decision to compete for Slovakia stemmed from a sense of pride and a pursuit of better results, even at the age of 50. His decision was a testament to his unwavering commitment to represent the homeland of his ancestors with honor and pride.

Looking ahead, Michal's plans are as ambitious as they are inspiring. With the upcoming 24-hour race in Slovakia, he aims to surpass the 271 km mark, setting a new Slovak record. Subsequently, participation in a backyard race in April will serve as preparation for the upcoming 48-hour race at the end of May in Hungary.

Michal's unwavering dedication to his craft is further underscored by his rigorous training regimen, guided by the advice of Ljupco Cvetkoski from "Dinamo" Pančevo. Michal's pursuit of excellence is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Despite the physical demands and the challenges he has faced, Michal's story stands as a testament to the unyielding pursuit of greatness, embodying the very essence of what it means to push the limits of human potential. His journey serves as an inspiration to all, a reminder that with resilience and unwavering dedication, the boundaries of achievement are meant to be stretched and redefined. 

Mirsad Abdakovic

IAU Communication Committee

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