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ABM Jędraszek UltraPark Weekend: A Celebration of Remarkable Achievements

The ABM Jędraszek UltraPark Weekend took place for the 6th time in Pabianice. The event is well recognized by IAU as having IAU Silver Label for 48H and 24H race and IAU Bronze Label for 50 km race. The event brought forth incredible records and unforgettable moments! We are thrilled by the results achieved by the athletes during these intense competitions, which have yielded remarkable outcomes.

Patrycja Berezowska has garnered admiration for her extraordinary endurance and determination, covering a remarkable distance of 263.178km in 24 hours, setting a new IAU European Record (required ratification). Along the way, she also broke the Polish record for 100 miles with a time of 14:07:41, claiming the Polish championship and securing second place overall without gender division. Olena Shevchenko from Ukraine (251.037km) was second, and Anna Kapica (232.533km, personal record and silver medal at Polish Championship). Additionally, Milena Grabska Grzegorczyk from Pabianice displayed remarkable determination, covering 223.038km and securing the third place in the Polish 24-hour run championship. Her commitment and dedication were truly remarkable, and her pursuit of the podium lasted until the very end.

24H top 5 women

1. Patrycja Bereznowska (POL) 263.178 km

2. Olena Shevchenko (UKR) 251.037 km

3. Anna Kapica (POL) 232.533 km

4. Milena Grabska-Grzegorczyk (POL) 223,038 km

5. Aneta Rajda (POL) 218,338 km

Podium at 24H women race, photo Marek Janiak

 

Medalist at 24H Polish Championships

1. Patrycja Bereznowska (POL) 263.178 km

2. Anna Kapica (POL) 232.533 km

3. Milena Grabska-Grzegorczyk (POL) 223,038 km

Podium at 24H women Polish Championships, photo Marek Janiak

 

Mariusz Napiórkowski is the winner of gold in the 24-hour Polish Championships (overall winner of the race), covering a distance of 276.081km, marking a magnificent personal record, this is his third race and for the third time he set PB. Congratulations are also in order for Leszek Małyszka (252.845km, silver medal), Jakub Śleziak (244.222km, bronze medal).

24H top 5 men open and Polish Championship

1. Marusz NAPIÓRKOWSKI 276,081 km

2. Leszek MAŁYSZEK 252,845 km

3. Jakub ŚLEZIAK 244,222 km

4. Andrzej MAZUR 235,922 km

5. Robert KIEROŃSKI 230,391 km

Podium at 24H men race and Polish Championships, photo Marek Janiak

 

In the 48-hour run, outstanding results were achieved by both men and women. Marius Zarauskas, Ernestas Vedeikis, and Algis Pacevicius dominated the men's competition (all from Lithuania), while Anna Bodzioch, Monika Hetmanek, and Katarzyna Dumka emerged victorious among the women. Their performances were truly inspiring.

Results for 48H

Women top 3

1. Anna BODZIOCH (POL) 240,997 km

2. Monika HETMANEK (POL) 224,316 km

3. Katarzyna DUMKA (POL) 178,158 km

Podium at 48H women race, photo Marek Janiak

 

Men top 3

1. Marius ZARAUSKAS (LTU) 317,514 km

2. Ernestas VEDEIKIS (LTU) 307,161 km

3. Algis PACEVIČIUS (LTU) 303,710 km

Podium at 48H men race, photo Marek Janiak

 

Paweł Kosek's performance in the 50-kilometer run was exceptional, as he set a new all-time best in Poland, completing the challenging distance in an impressive time of 2:52:12. Furthermore, the 25-year-old record was surpassed, marking an extraordinary achievement in the history of Polish running. The success was twofold as Karol Wojtunik from Pabianice also achieved a fantastic result, completing the 50-kilometer distance in under 3 hours, placing second with a time of 2:59:14. Congratulations to both athletes for their remarkable performances. The podium in the 50-kilometer run was completed by talented athletes: Piotr Kubiak (3:39:55), and among the women, Olga Kowalunas-Bem (4:15:46), Paulina Kruk (5:47:49), and Anna Majewska (6:24:49). A surprise awaited the participant of the 48-hour run, Chung Fai Wu, who traveled from Hong Kong to Pabianice. In recognition of his long journey, he was honored with a commemorative award, acknowledging his remarkable achievement of covering 274.7km.

Results for 50 km

Women top 3

1. Olga Kowalunas-Bem 4:15:46

2. Paulina Kruk 5:47:49

3. Anna Majewska 6:24:49

Podium at 50 km women race, photo Marek Janiak

 

Men top 3

1. Paweł Kosek 2:52:12 (national record requires ratification)

2. Karol Wojtunik 2:59:14

3. Piotr Kubiak 3:39:55

Podium at 50 km men race, photo Marek Janiak

 

The conclusion of the award ceremony for the 48-hour run saw Member of Parliament Marcin Józefaciuk presenting specially funded parliamentary trophies to three indispensable individuals who contributed to the magical atmosphere of the UltraPark Weekend.

The first trophy was awarded to the head judge, who has been overseeing the course of this grand running event for years. Her experience and dedication are invaluable, and this year's UltraPark Weekend proved to be the best she has ever judged. "The athletes' behavior, the organization, and the support were fantastic. The weather was favorable. Except for the second night, when it was really cold, the athletes had a very good temperature and it didn't rain. There was no situation where someone left the park other than by their own strength," she shared with a smile. We extend our gratitude for her care and professionalism.

The second trophy was presented to Ewa Fidelus, a volunteer and member of the "O co biega" club, which is the organizer of the ABM Jędraszek UltraPark Weekend. Ewa attends to every athlete, offering encouragement and support. Her dedication to the event's social media presence brings the entire running community closer to the event. We thank her for her heart and devotion.

The third trophy was awarded to Piotr Kardas, the race director. "It was a very successful edition. The weather, the atmosphere, and the excellent results make us realize that it was worth it," he summarized. His determination and commitment have made the UltraPark Weekend an unforgettable experience for all participants. We express our gratitude for his vision and effort.

 

Thanks to all of you, the entire event took on a special atmosphere. This is a tribute to your hard work and dedication, which make the UltraPark Weekend an unforgettable experience for all participants. We thank everyone for their support and commitment. It was a weekend filled with incredible emotions and sporting achievements, and we are proud of our extraordinary running community!

 

The most remarkable achievements at the ABM Jędraszek UltraPark Weekend included several outstanding performances by the participants:

  • Patrycja Berezowska's exceptional endurance and determination, breaking the European record by covering 263.178km in 24 hours and also setting a new Polish record for 100 miles.
  • Mariusz Napiórkowski's gold medal in the 24-hour run, achieving a distance of 276.081km, marking a significant personal record.
  • Paweł Kosek's historic performance in the 50-kilometer run, setting a new all-time best in Poland and surpassing a 25-year-old record by completing the distance in an impressive time of 2:52:12.
  • The extraordinary results in the 48-hour run, where Marius Zarauskas, Ernestas Vedeikis, and Algis Pacevicius dominated the men's competition, and Anna Bodzioch, Monika Hetmanek, and Katarzyna Dumka emerged victorious among the women.
  • The recognition of Chung Fai Wu, who covered 274.7km in the 48-hour run after traveling from Hong Kong to participate in the event.
  • IAU 24H Age Men 65 improved by Wincenty Korczak to 219, 599km ! (required ratification).

 

These achievements exemplify the remarkable performances and dedication of the participants at the ABM Jędraszek UltraPark Weekend, showcasing their exceptional talent and determination in the field of endurance running.

 

Piotr Kardas

Race Director

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