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Monday, March 28, 2005

Pam Reed completes 300-mile, nonstop run

This Tucson Citizen article just announced that Pam Reed completed her 300-mile nonstop run today at 1:57pm with a time of just under 80 hours.

This beats her long-distance rival, Dean Karnazes, who was only able to complete 262 miles nonstop last summer. It took him 75 hours for that run. I was looking around the web for more info on Karnazes and found this Reuters article. It has some interesting background on him. For example, it mentions how he got started in ultramarathons which sounds a little like Forrest Gump. After drinking with friends, he just decided to go out and run all night. Now he often does all-night runs. On Friday nights, he sometimes runs 70 miles to a hot spring and meets his family there on Saturday morning.

The article also mentioned that 262-mile run. It was actually part of the 199-mile relay race which he has done for the last 10 years. Last summer he ran 63 miles to the starting line and then did the 199 miles. I found the relay's website. It's called the Saturn Relay and is usually run by a 12-member team. This press release describes some of Karnazes' relay records such as his 46:17 hour 199-mile run in 2002 and his 57:53 hour 226-mile run in 2003.

This year's Saturn Relay will be in October. Perhaps Dean will go for 300 miles plus to recapture the nonstop running record.


  • Reed and the wife of Runner's World's Bart Yasso will be doing the London Marathon one day, flying back to the States and doing a double-Boston (running from the finish to the start and then join the rest of the field for the official race). (Page 28, May 2005, Runner's World.)

    By Blogger, at 6:28 PM  

  • Thanks for the info. That definitely adds something unique for her Boston marathon weekend.

    By Blogger Ken, at 6:40 AM  

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