319.6 Km In 24 Hours: Lithuanian Sprinter Aleksandr Sorokin Makes New World Record

Aleksandr Sorokin broke his own reality record at the IAU 24-hour European titles with a distance of 319.614 kilometers.

At the IAU 24-hour European Titles, Lithuanian ultramarathon sprinter Aleksandr Sorokin broke his own reality record by covering a distance of 319.614 kilometers in 24 hours. At the occasion in Verona, Italy, Sorokin found the middle value of a speed of 4:30 minutes per km. He beat his own past record, which he had accomplished in August of last year at 303.506 kilometers.

Mr Sorokin covered only 10 less kilometers than it would have taken him to cover his nation, Lithuania, start to finish.

Praising this second the 40-year-old wrote in a post on Instagram, “I’m extremely drained, but I’m twofold energized. Extremely, grateful for your help, I truly felt it.”

Andrzej Piotrowski of Poland completed second (301.858 km) in the challenge, which was hung on September 17-18, while Marco Visiniti of Italy came in third (288.437 km).

Clean competitor Patrycja Bereznowska completed first among the ladies subsequent to running 256.250 kilometers, prevailing over Frenchwoman Stephanie Gicquele and individual countrywoman Malgorzata Pazda-Pozorska.

Last year, by running 309.399 km in a solitary day, Mr Sorokin broke Yiannis Kouros’ “distant” 24-hour world record of 303.506 km.

Mr Sorokin, who turns 41 this month, has as of late broken various ultrarunning records and, shockingly, he just started running in 2013 with an end goal to get more fit.

In a meeting with The Autonomous, he said, “I started racing to get in shape when I weighed 100 kg (220 lb.). At that point, I wasn’t playing any games, simply drinking and smoking a great deal. Then, at that point, I recently started running. What about running is you can accomplish more than you naturally suspect you are prepared to do.”

Mr Sorokin depicted the sensation of those last agonizing miles of a ultramarathon as “extremist acknowledgment.”

There’s just a single word to depict the last hours of a race: torment. Time feels like it goes more slow. The laps feel like they get longer, he told The New York Times.