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Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017

The Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017 will be the penultimate 6 day race this year with Across The Years in the USA being the final event. The course is a loop through Synder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – paved, flat and shaded and 1.0408 Km long. The course is USATF and IAAF certified and the race is USATF sanctioned. Field […]

6 Day Races – Sports doping, Victorian style

Stemming from Mark Dorions short posts on the ultralist with updates from the Self- Transcendence 6 & 10 day races in Flushing Meadow in New York, a recent post on the thread drew attention to an article, originally posted by Vanessa Heggie Tuesday 19 June 2012 in the Guardian titled Sports doping, Victorian style, which […]

Celtic Ultra Fest 2014

A new event is being planned for September: The Celtic Ultra Fest 2014. This ambitious project – the only one of its kind in the UK features road ultras for everyone starting with a marathon, a 50 km/50 miles, 100km/100 miles, 6/12/24/48/72 and 6 day races. The 72 hour race will be the first such […]
James Zarei

British 6 Day Race Record

The current British 6 Day Race Record is held by George Littlewood (1859–1912) who ran 623 miles 1,320 yards at Madison Square Gardens in New York. The race took place in 1888 between 26 November and 1 December – a 125 years ago. Littlewood also holds the 6 day walking record of  531 miles set […]
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Brief History Of 6 Day Races

Dipali Cunningham A brief history of 6 day races from Wikipedia begins in 1867 when Edward Payson Weston walked from Portland, Maine to Chicago, Illinois in 25 days, a distance of 2,134 km (1,326 mi), earning him $10,000 and national fame. In 1874 Weston walked his first six-day race and was challenged by Daniel O’Leary, who completed […]