Marshall Ulrich just finished running across the United States in record time, ending in NYC the evening of Election Day. His massive 52-day effort wraps up a great season of multi-day record runs!
First summarized on this blog back in June, this was a big year for multi-day running. While clearly a fringe activity, multi-day runs do capture the imagination; besides the obvious extreme aspect, their real allure might be how they arouse our yearning to “be a runner” instead of “going for a run”; to live the life of a self-propelled person fully and wholly. Our re-cap follows; this list includes only record-attempts (non-record runs are wonderful but are not included here), and all but Marshall’s are off pavement.