Yiannis Kouros of Greece en route to an all-time world record six - day run of 635 miles in New York City. Kouros broke the 1888 record of George Littlewood (623 miles) which was the oldest record in running. That distinction now reverts to the 400 meter record, set in 1968 by Lee Evans.
Bernd Heinrich races the clock to Lake Waramaug's 50-mile finish line, winning that race with a sub - 5:30 time. He continued on to win the 100 km as well, but that was just a warmup for his 100 mile effort in late May, when he set a spectacular U.S. 100 mile record.
The world of ultrarunning is much more than competing in 24 hour track runs, 50 mile road races, or multi-day track or road races. There are many trails to explore, such as the Pacific Crest Trail near San Diego shown here, volcanoes to run around, and mountains to ascend. See page 8 for a reveiw of a new guide to adventure running.