U.S. ultrarunner Candice Burt of Boulder, Colo. has reached her purpose of operating an ultramarathon day-after-day for 200 days, a streak that shatters the earlier world file of 23 consecutive days of ultrarunning.
Day 200 / 6,436 miles / 32 miles a day
“I’m fairly drained… I feel I’ll go residence now” —Forrest Gump pic.twitter.com/XNTdUaDT5f
— Candice (@runcandice) Might 24, 2023
On Tuesday, the 41-year-old capped off the colossal feat she started on Nov. 5, operating her closing consecutive every day distance of at the very least 50 km surrounded by buddies and supporters in Boulder. She shared the event with the massive social media following she has constructed in the course of the streak with a video exhibiting her crossing a makeshift end line with the message: “Day 200/6,436 miles/32 miles a day—’I’m fairly drained… I feel I’ll go residence now’ —Forrest Gump.”
Though Burt‘s streak—which noticed her run a complete distance of 10,357.74 km—has ended, she’s taking a sluggish, cautious method to easing off her mileage. She ran a marathon on her first time without work, and accomplished greater than 32 km on her run Thursday. She stated that whereas she’s been feeling good on her post-record runs, the tapering course of has helped her tune in to only how taxing it’s to run 200 ultras in 200 days. “I’m slowly feeling a bit extra,” she tweeted after Thursday’s run. “I don’t have a lot fatigue operating even 20 miles, however as I taper off the world file, a part of me appears to be permitting myself to suppose, ‘my legs really feel tried at the moment’ as a substitute of getting to field that up and file it away.”
Day 150 / 4,836 miles / 32 miles a day
A becoming celebration of Day 150 was an virtually completely evening run beginning simply after midnight. Aside from the sleep deprivation, operating at evening is nice since you don’t need to cope with automobiles or individuals and the desert comes alive… pic.twitter.com/W9UfcLbirg
— Candice (@runcandice) April 3, 2023
The mom of two had established herself as an achieved ultrarunner nicely earlier than setting out on her file try. She set the unsupported quickest identified time (FKT) on the 170-mile Tahoe Rim Path and gained varied ultramarathons together with the Delirious West 200-miler in Australia and the Extremely Fiord 100-miler in Chile.
Day 100 / 3,236 miles / 32 miles a day I’ve discovered by this streak to have a good time day-after-day. Operating 100 ultramarathons in 100 days I spotted every day is a present. Every end is a present. No run we do is any completely different, however we downplay the importance of our every day routine. pic.twitter.com/z1GXOEXZA7
— Candice (@runcandice) February 13, 2023
Burt, who can be the race director for well-liked ultras together with the Moab 240 and Bigfoot 200, wrote in January that she set out on her newest extremely problem with no clear goal, however realizing that she needed to attempt to surpass the earlier file of twenty-two days by a large margin. (Throughout Burt’s streak, Megan Cassidy of Kissimmee, Fla., nudged the file up after finishing a 23-day streak.)
Document breaking day full 🐆 together with bobcat sighting! (I’m nonetheless streakin’ however enjoyable milestone) pic.twitter.com/bQDmZ3s8M6
— Candice (@runcandice) November 28, 2022
“From the very begin of contemplating the streak I simply needed to be open to doing it for so long as my physique would maintain up,” she wrote. I wasn’t positive if that might even be the record-breaking 23 days, however I needed to attempt. In my head, my purpose was MUCH, MUCH larger than 23.”
“Most of all, although, I needed to do that stage of operating, this insane quantity, to satiate my curiosity. See what I used to be able to. See how my physique adapts. Or if it will probably adapt.”
Burt has submitted documentation to the Guinness World Data to have her file verified.