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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Runner sets new world record by running 408 miles in a week...

This story is a few months old but I only just heard about it when someone kindly sent the link on to me.

Last June in San Diego in the USA, Mike Sheey set a new world record by running 408.04 miles in one week. The previous record was set by England’s Bernie Hollywood in 2008 with 350.2 miles.

The last day of the record breaking run was spent taking part in the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

This is an extract from a local online newspaper....
Sheehy is a U.S. Military Academy graduate and now works for a health care company. He started his record attempt at noon May 30, running 37.7 miles the first day.

The next four days he ran three times daily: from 6 to 11 a.m.; noon to 5 p.m.; and 6 to 8 p.m. He ran a marathon the first two workouts and logged about 11 miles in the evening.

After receiving a framed certificate from Guinness, Sheehy plopped down in a chair beneath a tent, kept bending over to stretch his legs and said: “I am ecstatic to be done. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be done. My body is trashed. Absolutely trashed.

 The full article can be seen HERE

7 comments:

John Quigley said...

John D,
When are you planning to attempt the record???

John Desmond said...

Once you measure that course I was telling you about ;o)

Anonymous said...

why!!!!!

John Desmond said...

'Why!!!'

As well as setting a record, I think the other main reason was to raise funds for cancer charities.

According to the newspaper article, he has raised at least $50,000 so far.

Grellan said...

What about the six-day races, which have been around for well over 100 years, where the 500 mile mark was broken in 1874 (and Guinness has been around since 1759!!!). I understand that they rested on the Seventh day.

Check out the history here.
http://planetultramarathon.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/the-history-of-the-6-day-race/

The current six-day record is in the region of 644 miles (1,036.85M to be exact) held by Yiannis Kouros.

Anonymous said...

Point taken fair play to him.

cathal said...

i know this is totally off the point but does anybody know the old route for cork marathon in the 1980's compared to present day. i ask because i noticed that winning times in the 1980's were way better than present day and i remember as a young lad jerry kiernan and dick hopper battling it out in a brillant duel in 1983 or 1984. Runners today like alan o'shea, sergiu ciobanu are brillant runners but are well off the times in the 1980's and it's a point that intrigues me. P.S - brill site john