News : Sokorin achieves the 24-hour World Record with 309 kilometers


News : Sokorin achieves the 24-hour World Record with 309 kilometers

Sokorin, in a picture of the World Record in Poland

Can you imagine running at a pace of 4:39 / km for 24 hours without interruption? It is what the Lithuanian has done Aleksandr Sokorin to beat the 24-hour World Record held by Greek Yiannis Kouros since 1997. Sokorin covered a total of 309.4 kilometers (or, in other words, seven marathons in a row), beating Koufos by six kilometers (303.4). He did it at the UltraPark Weekend in Poland.

This Lithuanian is already a myth of ultra-distance and is the third World Record that he breaks at 39 years old. It also has the 100 miles (11:14:56) and the 12 hours (170.4 kilometers), which he achieved this past April. A real beast and a spectacular all-rounder for such enormous distances and the wear and tear of the asphalt.

Jornet, one of the last to try

In principle, Aleksandr was going to tackle the record at the October Ultra-distance World Cups in Romania, but because of the covid the competition was delayed to 2022. In this way, he decided to try it in Poland. “During the busiest weeks, I ran between 250 and 280 kilometers, ”he said. “Also, I did stretching exercises and weight training.” One of the last to attempt the record was Kilian Jornet a few months ago.



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