Posted on 24 October 2016.
Nebraska native Pete Kostelnick moments ago broke the record for the Fastest Trans-Con Run Across the United States of America. He finished the 3,100 mile journey in 42 days, 6 hours, 34 minutes.
His first words upon finishing, “I’m not running back!”
Pete broke Frank Giannino Jr’s record of 46 days 8 hr 36 min that Frank set 36 years ago almost to the day.
Dozens ran the last few miles with him to New York City’s City Hall steps with his wife doing the steps to the top, arm in arm, with Pete.
He averaged about 73 miles per day during his journey.
Pete is the defending 2x Badwater 135 champion. He set the course record at Badwater back in July.
You can follow Pete on Twitter @PeteKostelnick.
Posted in Badwater 135, Records, Running, Ultra Marathon
Posted on 18 September 2016.
Elite ultrarunner Karl Meltzer just broke the Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record set last year by Scott Jurek!
Meltzer finished this tough trek of 2,190 miles in 45 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes!!! Jurek’s now ‘old’ record was 46 days, 8 hours, 7 minutes.
Congrats to Karl and his team on the new record.
[photo: Karl Meltzer FB
Posted in Running, Ultra Marathon
Posted on 31 May 2015.
Harriette Thompson is now the oldest woman to ever run at marathon after she completed the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon this morning at the age of 92-years old. She finished with a time of 7 hours 24 minutes.
Thompson has run the San Diego Marathon 16x and ran a 7:07 last year to set the record for 90 years and older. She started running marathons when she turned 76-years old.
According to ATHLinks Thompson ran a 44:26 5K two weeks prior. She ran a 6:27:03 at the 2009 San Diego Marathon
Congrats to Harriette in showing the world that anything is possible if we will just get out there and try it.
Posted in Marathon, Running