Longest run on a treadmill in 12 hours: Suzi Swinehart broke Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
FORT WAYNE, IN, USA -- Suzi Swinehart, 43, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest run on a treadmill in 12 hours; she ran 73.3 miles in 12 hours, beating the old record of 68.54 miles, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Suzi Swinehart broke the Guinness World Record for the longest run on a treadmill in 12 hours. She ran 73.3 miles in 12 hours, beating the old record of 68.54 miles. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the greatest distance travelled on a treadmill in 24 hours by a woman is 247.2 km (153.6 miles) by Edit Berces (Hungary) at the Eurocentre shopping mall, Budapest, Hungary on 8-9 March 2004.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (female); it is 98.66 km (61.3 miles) and was achieved by Sharon Gayter (UK) at Teeside University, Middlesbrough, UK, on 31 March 2015.
Swinehart established a new 12-hour treadmill record for women by running 73.3 miles.
Swinehart's run, which took place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Three Rivers Running Company in her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was streamed live online, and she had as many as 50 people in the store at a time cheering her on, the Runner's World reports.
Summit City Bicycles & Fitness, a local treadmill retailer, had one of its LifeFitness treadmills transported to a laboratory for calibration, and then to the running store for the attempt.
Though Swinehart's average pace works out to 9:49 per mile, she spent much of the 12 hours running between 8:49 and 9:05 pace. Her overall average was slowed by eight or nine bathroom breaks, changing her shoes and shorts once, and her walk breaks to take in fuel.