Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 00:17:34 -0700
From: Lynn David Newton
Subject: Kouros record?
ak> I heard that Yiannis Kouros set a record for his
ak> 48 hour split during the race. Can anyone tell
ak> what the new record is? Thanks
Kouros' 48-hour split was 413.5 kilometers (256.937
miles), actually finished at 47:47:25 into the race. I
don't know why he didn't knock off a couple more laps,
when he was averaging about 5:30 laps at that time. (A
moderate walk.) His next crossing after that was not
for another 16 minutes. (Probably wanted to stay out of
the way of the people starting the third day, most of
whom shot out of the chute too fast, especially the
I have two or three pretty good pictures of Kouros
crossing that record-breaking lap. I'm working on all
the picture archives now and they will be up on the
site in three or four days.
Meanwhile, you can view the final results and also the
complete lap splits of any runner.
Lynn David Newton
(also historian and record keeper)