Joe Fejes Beats Yiannia Kouros in Epic ‘Across The Years 6 Day’ Race (Results)

American Joe Fejes bested the legendary Yiannia Kouros in an epic battle at the Across The Years 6 Day Race earlier this morning.

Fejes, a native of Georgia, finished the race with 555.35 miles (893.75 kilometers) to beat Kouros, of Greece, who finished with 550.1 miles (885.3 kilometers).

Yiannis, the Michael Jordan of ultra running, is revered deeply within the sport and holds every endurance running record from 100 miles to 1000 miles and 12 hours to 6 days.

However, the great Fejes wasn’t intimidated and set the pace throughout the race. Kouros never had a big lead and Joe held the lead for the majority of the race by less than a handful of miles. They battled hard in the desert and it was a race that will not soon be forgotten.

It was the best of all-time versus the best American endurance runner of the past two years.

Fejes set an American 6-day record with his performance. He also won the prestigious Last Annual Vol State 500K back in July with a record breaking performance as well.

Interview With Across The Years 6-Day Winner Joe Fejes (Video)

Third place went to California’s Ed ‘The Jester’ Ettinghausen who set a record for his age group in the 6-day. He finished with 476.61 miles to come from behind on the last day to beat and hold off William Sichel for third place who finished with 472.41 miles.

Across The Years 6 Day Men Results

  1. Joe Fejes – 555.35 miles
  2. Yiannis Kouros – 550.1 miles
  3. Ed Ettinghausen – 476.61 miles
  4. William Sichel – 472.41 miles
  5. John Geesler – 404.18 miles
  6. Bill Heldenbrand – 392.62 miles
  7. Andy Noise – 322.29 miles
  8. Michel Gouin – 317.04 miles
  9. Victor Vella – 314.94 miles
  10. Anthony Culpepper – 310.74 miles

First place female went to Liz Bauer with 415.72 miles. She holds the record for most 100 milers run in a calendar year. She led from the start and never looked back.

Second place female went to Vikena Yutz with 361.13 miles and third place went to Martina Hausmann with 321.24 miles.

Across The Years 6 Day Women Results

  1. Liz Bauer – 415.72 miles
  2. Vikena Yutz – 361.13 miles
  3. Martina Hausmann – 321.24 miles
  4. Karen Vollan – 204.71 miles
  5. Maria Walton – 201.56 miles
  6. Terrie Wurzbacher – 200.51 miles
  7. Shelley Devere – 200.51 miles
  8. Betty Smith – 186.87 miles
  9. Midnight Tenenbaum – 162.72 miles
  10. Teagan Redden – 100.78 miles (8 years old)

Congrats to Joe, Liz and all of these amazing runners that pushed their bodies to their max over 6 grueling days.

Here is a look at the winners and top 10 from the other distances at Across The Years that took place on December 28, 2013 to January 3, 2014.

Across The Years 72 Hour Results Top 10 Overall
  1. Marylou Corino – 265.6 miles (1st female)
  2. Michael Miller – 243.56 miles (1st male)
  3. Annabel Hepworth – 233.06 miles (2nd female)
  4. Rasmivan Collinson – 232.01 miles (2nd male)
  5. Juli Aistars – 212.06 miles (3rd female)
  6. Jason Romero – 204.71 miles (3rd male)
  7. Leigh Saint – 200.51 miles
  8. Thomas Skinner – 200.51 miles
  9. Charlotte Vasarhelyi – 194.21 miles
  10. Steve Kissell – 186.87 miles
Across The Years 48 Hour Results Top 10 Overall
  1. Kelly Agnew – 201.56 miles (1st male)
  2. Jon Olsen – 200.51 miles (2nd male)
  3. Jeff Hagen – 179.52 miles (3rd male)
  4. George Biondic – 172.17 miles
  5. Jennifer Aradi – 153.27 miles (1st female)
  6. Josh Irvan – 153.27 miles
  7. Geoffrey Foote – 142.77 miles
  8. Susan Kokesh – 138.57 miles (2nd female)
  9. Leigh Anne Guveiyian – 135.43 miles (3rd female)
  10. Susie Ro – 133.33 miles
Across The Years 24 Hour Results Top 10 Overall
  1. Joshua Holmes – 113.38 miles (1st male)
  2. Adam Barstad – 109.18 miles (2nd male)
  3. Eric Spencer – 108.13 miles (3rd male)
  4. Debbie Leftwich – 107.08 miles (1st female)
  5. Robert Manon – 104.98 miles
  6. Veronika Mocko – 104.98 miles (2nd female)
  7. June Gessner – 104.98 miles (3rd female)
  8. Adam Foley – 103.93 miles
  9. Amy Novotny – 102.88 miles
  10. Diana Rush – 101.83 miles

*results are from the Ultracast and aren’t official yet.

[Image: Aravaipa Running]

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