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Faster doesn’t mean better.

This analysis covers 2,348,505 marathon results achieved during the 2009-2019 period. The purpose was to analyze differences in pace throughout the marathon between women and men. 

An ultramarathon is defined as any race longer than 26.2 miles. But, of course, with anything that extreme, such a measurement can only be understood as the start of the story. 

We understand that COVID-19 has turned your world upside down as it has ours. Normally we would be seeing you at various Fall Marathon race expos but clearly that is not happening. We also know that most of you would be purchasing your Spring Marathon / Half Marathon before the end of the year.

New documentary follows the competitors racing at the front of the three-day, 80-mile, CLIF Coast Ultra Extreme and explores the mindset required to enter, complete and even win, such a gruelling event. The team at endurance sports TV are exploring what it is to be an ultra athlete tackling a multi-day event at the three day Coast Ultra Extreme around the Cornish coastline, in a new documentary to be launched next week – an event that resulted in a win for two debutants to multi day ultra-running.

All finals from the World Championships Beijing 2015 will be made available on the World Athletics YouTube channel.


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