Australia’s Phil Gore recently set a new world record at the 2023 Dead Cow Gully Backyard Masters Ultramarathon by running a whopping 425 miles (685 kilometers) in four days.
The Dead Cow Gully Backyard Masters is billed as a ‘race with no finish line’ by its organizers.
It makes sense because the format requires runners to complete a loop of 6.7km every hour, and the race continues until only one runner remains.
This year’s event was held on a farm in Nanango, 112 miles northwest of Brisbane, Australia.
The endurance race began at 7 am on Saturday, June 17th, and ended four and a half days later, when only one person was still running, Australian Phil Gore.
He was finally declared the winner after running the 6.7-km lap no less than 102 times.
Interestingly, the previous world record was 101 laps, set by Belgian runners Merijn Geerts and Ivo Steyaert last October.
As impressive as Gore’s performance this year might seem, one has to wonder how long the record will last.
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