24-Hour Run: Soochow Ultramarathon

13 12 2010

Pre-Race Activities

The longest time of my life to be running and walking continuously was when I finished the 1st edition of the Bataan Death March 102K Ultramarathon Race last April 4-5, 2009 where I finished in 15+ hours. Now, I could not imagine how these 30+ elite ultramarathon runners to be running around a 400-meter oval track for the duration of 24 hours. One-half of these runners are the world’s best in this kind of endurance event and it was a learning experience for me in terms of the organizational, administrative, and the technical aspects.

The Soochow International Ultramarathon 24-Hour Endurance Race is in its 10th edition where world records for such event had been established by no less than the best of the best of running. This simply means that Taiwan and other countries in our neighbours in the Asia region had been ahead of us in terms of awareness and participation to ultramarathon events. Read the rest of this entry »

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