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    Friday, November 12, 2010

Longest distance run in 365 days - Serge Girard sets world record
  PARIS, France--Serge Girard, french ultra runner, has run 27.011 km in 365 days  around 25 of the 27 countries part of the European Union - setting the new world record for the Longest distance run in 365 days.

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Previously, from 1997 to 2006, Serge Girard has ran accross all continents : North America, Australia, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, breaking 4 world records.

The previous Guinness World record for the Longest distance run in 365 days  was held by Tirtha Kumar Phani (India) 22,581.09 km in 365 days.

   Serge became interested in running at the age of 30; engaged in 20km competitions, marathons, 24 hour, 48 hour and 6 day runs, transcontinental runs and a track run of 1300 Km).
    He runs an average 10.000 Km per year. In 53 different competitions he has run 31.083 Km, i.e. an average 584 Km each time.

   On the Net: Serge Girard personal web site

     Around the Europe in figures :
   * 25.000 km run
   * 600 marathons
   * 365 days
   * 70 km/day
   * Day of rest : 0

   * Countries crossed : 25

   * France, Spain, Portugal,Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Czech republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, France.     
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* Weight loss : 10kg (departure weight 64kg - arrival weight 54kg)
    * Pairs of shoes used : 50
    * 8000 calories per day
    * 10 liters of water per day
    * 5000 feedings
    * 9 hours of sleep each night
    * Extreme temperatures : -20°C in Finland, +30°C
    * 20 people took turns to assist Serge during this race

   * 50 pairs of shoes
   * 100 pairs of socks
   * 50 shorts
   * 5 kg of shea butter ointment (for ears, lips and nostrils)
   * 150 tubes of anti-blister cream
   * 60 tubes of sun protection cream
   * 20 liters of massage oil

  * 8000 calories per day
  * Solid and liquid food every 4 Km
  * More than 5,000 feeding stops
  * 10 liters of mineral water per day, i.e. 3000 litres in total
  * 2000 cereal bars
  * 200 kg of rice/ pasta
  * 60 kg of fruit
  * 370 cans of food supplements
  * 50 kg of honey

   Guinness World Records listed "The greatest distance run by a team of twelve in 48 hours on a treadmil" is 797.85 km (495.76 miles) and was set by The Runner's World Forum Squad (UK) at Lillywhites in Piccadilly Circus, London, UK.

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