Archive | September, 2019


Steve Troxel Sets American AG Record Running 220 Miles in 48 Hours

Steve Troxel set the American 60-64 age group record for 48 hours by running 220.1647 miles at the Six Days in the Dome race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the August 23-24, 2019 weekend. Steve is a Jackson, Tennessee native and 60-years old.

Troxel trained months for the event with the intent of breaking the record. His practice ‘run’ with the 48 hour race at 3 Days at the Fair went poorly by Troxel’s standards and expectations (read about it HERE) back in May, but provided valuable lessons and experience that primed him to make the essential corrections to achieve his goal and break the record at The Dome.

The previous American age group (60-64) record was held by John Brown with 183.99 miles. Troxel bested that mark by over 36 miles. Steve was also wanting to break the world record that he thought to be 218 miles, and it was, but the IAU recently updated their site that a European gentleman ran 235 miles last year. Steve finished second overall at the race to Olivier Leblond who finished with 228.7067 miles.

His distance automatically qualified him for the historic Spartathlon 153 mile race in Greece.

Steve was crewed by his wife Sherry Troxel and training partner Arthur Priddy. The race was hosted by Steve Durbin of Durbin Race Management. All members of Run It Fast.

Congrats to Steve, aka Professor Fartlek, on his amazing record setting performance.

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