Seoul, South Korea was the host of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24-Hour World Championship held last 18-19 October 2008. In this event, at least 23 country-members of the IAU participated in this competition where every runner has to run a loop of about 920 meters of flat paved road starting/ending at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for the duration of 24 hours, starting at 10:00 AM on the 18th October up to 10:00 AM on the following day.
Japan’s Ryoichi Sekiya won in the Men’s Overall Category with a distance run of 169.29 miles (272.44 kms) for 24 hours while France’s Anne-Mare Vernet won in the Women’s Overall Category with a distance of 148.35 miles (238.76 kms) covered in 24 hours.
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Dean Karnazes and Jamie Donaldson competed and represented Team USA Ultrarunners.
Philippines is not yet a member of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU).