On 22-24 February, the World 48 Hour Treadmill Challenge saw six top ultra runners unsuccessfully attempt to break Irishman Tony Mangan's world record of 405.22km.
Tony, who is currently running around the world, set his treadmill record in 2008. His mark of 405.22km, or 251.792 miles, is the equivalent of running nine-and-a-half marathons in 2 days.
French runner Christian Mauduit came closest to Tony's mark with 395.10km. Christian Fatton of Switzerland had to settle for second place with 352.45km after a blistering start of 227km in the first 24 hours. France's Jean-Pierre Guyomarc'h finished third after covering 342.65km.
Prior to the event, Tony sent his good wishes to the athletes in France.
"I would like to wish all the athletes the very best of luck in this great Treadmill World 48 Hour Challenge.
I wish I was running with you but by the time you start running I should be running near the Colombian/ Ecuador border on my own world running challenge.
All records are meant to be broken, including mine.
The best things in life are shared and as this has been such a wonderful experience for me I would also like fellow athletes in our great sport of Ultra Running to share the great experience I have had.
The very best of luck to each of you. Run strong, but most of all run smart :)"
Tony Mangan, Ireland.
Tony's mark was not meant te be broken yet!
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