KILIAN JORNET PHANTASM24. TRACK WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: 303.56KM FROM YIANNIS KOUROS, DATED IN 1997.

KILIAN JORNET LOOKS FOR THE 24hr. TRACK WORLD RECORD: THE MYTHICAL 303.56KM FROM YIANNIS KOUROS IN 1997.
Today the Klian’s target of his recent 85km track training testing nutrition solutions was confirmed. After his debut in the 10 km asphalt in Hytteplanmila, today it was confirmed that Kilian will attempt the 24hr. Track World Record at the Mundalen Stadium using the Salomon Phantasm shoes that we showed you here. The date of the event is not know yet as it depends on the weather.

UPDATE 25th November: Kilian will attempt the record on 27th November starting at 10.30 h. Check our latest posts for more information

Photo: Hytteplanmila

KILIAN JORNET LOOKS FOR THE 24hr.WORLD RECORD:
ATTEMPS THE MYTHICAL 303.56KM FROM YIANNIS KOUROS IN 1997.

Well, in the case of Kilian, we have seen in recent months how it focused on the launch of its Foundation for the Conservation of mountains and their environment; as well as in his lesser-known facet of asphalt runner with his debut in the 10 km Hytteplanmila, along with a victory in this year’s version of Sierre-Zinal played only for 39 elite athletes. Also, a few weeks ago we were also surprised with a training with its food sponsor, performing a training of 85 km on the track for 6 hours, which we told you here.

Well, little by little, and with the news coming from Norway the pieces of the puzzle are fitting in and the Catalan runner intends to storm the World Record of 24 on the track in possession of the Greek Yiannis Kouros with 303,506 km dating back nothing more and nothing less than 1997. A legend that we deal with thoroughly a little later, well deserves it.

We already know that circling a track is not going to be something new for Kilian, who in recent months has shown us different sessions circling the Olympic ring: from short series emulating Joshua Cheptegei in his 5,000 m.l world record; or more recently in mid-September when he conducted a “feeding test” in a race of no less than 85 km or what is the same 212 laps, at a rate of 4.13″ m/km, to an approved athletics track. As you can see in the image hung by Kilian himself, he already shot those first 85km over 6 hours.


YIANNIS KOUROS. THE GREATEST ULTRAPHONIST IN HISTORY.

WORLD RECORDS OF 100KM TO 1,000KM. RECORDS FROM 24H TO 6 DAYS. DOMINATOR 1984-2005.

We were already telling you in a recent article that even today, in the middle of October 2020, five of his world records still stand: It’s the 1,000km, 1,000 Miles, 24 Hours, 48 hours and 6 Days, because yes, there are records of the world running non-stop until that time. And Yiannis, who set the world record 1,000km in 1984, returned in 2005 to set the 6-day record at 1,036.8km. Yiannis Kouros was born on February 13, 1956 in Tripoli, Greece.

A small town of about 20, 000 people at the time. His father was a carpenter and the family lived in poverty. They didn’t always have enough food, forcing Yiannis to do his first manual work at the age of five. He couldn’t afford to go to the movies, so as fun he was going to a stadium to run. Since 1997 he began running more regularly he has treasured for more than 20 years incredible marks on unimaginable distances for many of us such as his record at 1000 kilometers in 5 days and 16 hours short.

CAMILLE HERRON WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD
As far as females are concerned, the discipline world record is held by Camille Herron with a distance of 262,193 kilometers from 2018. Let’s remember that Camille also set the 48-hour world record a few weeks ago, although an injury prevented her from finishing her attempt.

SCOTT JUREK
Another historic runner who ventured into long-distance has been American racer Scott Jurek, who achieved a unsathed 266,611-kilometer mark in 2010, setting it an American record.

IVÁN PENALBA, SPAINISH RECORD
The ultrarunnert Iván Penalba holds Spain’s record in the 24hr. trackwhich was made during the XX Soochow University 24hr. held in Taipei, Taiwan, in December 2019, with a mark of 274,332 km.


24hr TRACK WORLD RECORD ANALYSIS


Track Distance: 400 meters
Number of laps to complete 1000 meters: 2.5 laps
Number of laps to complete 100 km: 250 laps
Current World Record Lap Number: 758 and 100 meters

Thus, in the 24-hour world record attempt on the runway on November 8, in Norway, Kilian will have to roll at least 759 laps, at a rate of almost 4.45″ min/km to earn the prized world record. As you can imagine, a real barbarity, but that shows us kilian’s bravery, because if you already run 303,506 km in 24 hours is a very difficult thing, do it by circling a 400-meter track, it does so far only within reach of Yiannis, we will see what salomon’s athlete gets.


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