New Guinness Record set for longest barefoot run?

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by Barefoot TJ, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Barefoot TJ Administrator
    1. Nomad
    2. Presidents

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    16,133
    This article states that Abhijit Boruah, an Assam police constable, set the Guinness Book of World Records for running 150 km in 24 hours. Congratulations to him!
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiat..._atilagaon-assam-police-constable-tarun-gogoi

    But, in 2010, Todd Ragsdale set the Guinness record in the 24 hour Relay for Life 24 at South Medford High School in Medford, Oregon, running 102.65 miles (165 km) on a rubberized track. http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/102-mile-barefoot-ultra-no-simple-feat.5549/

    Perhaps they were counted different due to the ground conditions?

    Of course, it doesn't matter, to us. Both guys rock!

    ________________________

    BFwillie_g likes this.
  2. PatrickGSR94 Barefooters
    1. Tennessee
    2. Mississippi

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Message Count:
    630
    2nd link says Not Found.

    ________________________

  3. Barefoot TJ Administrator
    1. Nomad
    2. Presidents

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    16,133
    Sorry about that. I had to break the old link underneath it to fix it. Please try again.

    ________________________

  4. Last Place Jason Super Moderator
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Texas - Austin

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Message Count:
    935
    They might consider surfaces. Doesn't Sweeney have the 24 hour record for sand?

    ________________________

  5. Barefoot TJ Administrator
    1. Nomad
    2. Presidents

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    16,133
    That's what I was wondering. Hey, it's all good. It just goes to show that it can be done, barefoot over 100 miles.

    ________________________

  6. janson Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. Washington

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Message Count:
    259
  7. janson Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. Washington

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Message Count:
    259
    It looks like maybe Todd's record was just longest distance, whereas the new record is longest distance in 24 hours.... Even though Todd's was in 24 hours, maybe it wasn't recorded as such?...
  8. Barefoot TJ Administrator
    1. Nomad
    2. Presidents

    Member Since:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Message Count:
    16,133
    In that article he has on his site, you linked to, at the end he says he is going to submit to Guinness the video for the record, so maybe it's not finalized?

    ________________________

  9. janson Barefooters
    1. Oregon
    2. Washington

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Message Count:
    259
    The problem I have found, is that they don't publish all of the records, so you have to actually contact them to verify, so who knows.
  10. Barefusser Barefooters

    Member Since:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Message Count:
    35
    Anyway guinnes records only count those that actually apply for them. Ane there are special requriments for approval. I remember there is a german woman that have run over 170 km within 24 hours without shoes. Just cannot remember the name. It was in the record page on Ken Bob Saxton's page. Sadly it is not there anymore.

    ________________________

Share This Page