French man ran 27,011 kilometers

Published by Ronald on Friday, 18 Feb 2011 06:47 EST

French man Serge Girard

The 56 year old french man Serge Girard has managed to run 27,011 kilometers or 16,784 miles in 365 days. With this he beat the old record holder Tirtha Kumar Phani from India who ran 22,582 kilometer in 2006. Serge Girard averaged around 74 kilometers a day and he didn't take any rest days. He crossed twenty five countries in Europe including The Netherlands. That's pretty impressive.

Some interesting facts about this run:

  • He ate 8,000 calories a day
  • countries crossed:¬†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
  • He drank 10 liters of water per day
  • He ran at heartrate of 130 and his rest heartrate is 36(!)
  • He slept 9 hours every day
  • About 20 people took turns assisting Serge
  • He used around 50 pairs of shoes

He will be doing a new race in June from Los Angeles to New York which is 3220 miles in 70 days. So everyone sign up because that's pretty easy...


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