Tuesday, October 25, 2016
-- Ultramarathon runner Pete Kostelnick, after completing a record-setting run across the United States
Kostelnick kept a rigid routine, sleeping in an RV on the route until 3 a.m. He would then run 40 miles in roughly seven hours -- a nine- to 10-minute per-mile pace. He'd take a short break for lunch, then continue for 30 miles or more into the night. He spent upwards of 14 hours running each day for six straight weeks.
The 29-year-old from Lincoln, Nebraska, left San Francisco's City Hall on September 12 -- his birthday -- at 8 a.m. He then headed east for 3,067 miles, completing the trek in 42 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes. The feat is unprecedented, and ends one of the oldest ultrarunning records recognized by Guinness World Records [by more than 4 days].
Runners World, 24 October 2016