Thursday, March 31, 2011
Fastest 100 x 5 km relay: The Charlotte Running Club sets world record
CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA -- The Charlotte Running Club said 100 runners ages 14 to 56 -- including three eighth graders -- completed successive 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) runs in 30:56:14 -
setting the new world record for the Fastest 100 x 5 km relay.
Photo: Charlotte's Bjorn Erik Norman runs the 95th leg of the Charlotte Running Club's relay this weekend. The club set a world record for the quickest relay by 100 different people doing successive 5K runs.
Photo by: Theoden Janes (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for The fastest 100 x 5 km relay was completed in 37 hr 12 min 54 sec by the Florida Striders Track Club (USA).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest 100 x 10 km (6.2 mile) relay : 77 hr 17 min 25 sec, set by the Florida Striders Track Club, (USA).
The Charlotte Running Club said 100 runners ages 14 to 56 -- including three eighth graders -- completed successive 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) runs in 30:56:14, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported.
That's 1,250 laps on a quarter-mile track, for more than 310 miles.
"There was always someone running ... which is impressive when you consider how cold it got and how heavy it was raining at times. There were zero breaks," said the club's social director, Emily Barrett.
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Fastest running nonagenarian: 95-Year-Old Ida Keeling (Video)
Most marathons run on consecutive days: Stefaan Engels
Fastest running centenarian: Miyazaki Hidekichi
Most consecutive push-ups: wrestler Munir Ahmed
Fastest Human Crab Walker: Cameron Jones
Oldest female marathon finisher: Gladys Burrill
Largest Resistance Band Class: Sheraton New York
Most marathons in a year: Yolanda Holder
Largest physical education class: Ga. students
Most fitness records broken in a day: Stephen Buttler
Longest distance run in 365 days: Serge Girard
Fastest Mile in a Bomb Suit: SSG Eric Johnson
Longest distance run in seven days on a treadmill: Mimi Anderson
Lunge Mile: Jamasen Rodriguez
marathons in 11 days: Kalyn Jolivette
mile in a bomb suit: SSgt Owen Duff
coach of an Olympic women's marathon winner: Valeriu Tomescu
Olympic women's marathon winner: Constantina Dita
Non-stop walking hill marathon: Emil Ilic
10K race: Hillary Kimaiyo
Standing Box Jump: Ryan Moody
mile in a bomb suit: Lt. Jonathan Kehoe
solo run around US perimeter: Reza Balunchi
people running in a "Stiletto Sprint'': Australia
Thursday, March 31, 2011