Aleksandr Sorokin Smashes 24-Hour World Record With 198.6 Mile/319.6 Kilometer Run

Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin sets a new 24-hour world record of 198.6 miles (319.6 kilometers) on September 17-18, 2022 in Verona, Italy, at the IAU 24-Hour European Championships.

By on September 18, 2022 | Comments

319.614 kilometers. That’s 198.599 miles. In one day. Running.

That’s just what Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin did in setting a new 24-hour world record of 319.614 kilometers/198.599 miles at the 2022 IAU 24-Hour European Championships in Verona, Italy, on September  17 and 18. That’s 7:15 per mile or 4:30 per kilometer for 24 straight hours.

To learn more about this record-breaking day, read our interview with Sorokin about his newly minted 24-hour record.

Previously, on August 28 and 29, 2021, Sorokin broke Yiannis Kouros’s “unbreakable” 24-hour world record of 188.590 miles/303.506 kilometers by nearly six kilometers with a distance of 192.251 miles/309.399 kilometers. (Post-2021 24-hour world record interview.) Just over a year later this weekend, he broke his own record by more than 10 kilometers, running 198.599 miles (319.614 kilometers).

Aleksandr Sorokin - 2022 24 Hour World Record - In progress

Aleksandr Sorokin en route to setting a 24-hour world record. Image: Marius Antanaitis screen capture from race video

For those of you unfamiliar with Aleksandr, check out our Aleksandr Sorokin landing page, where you can learn more about this man who’s set the 100-kilometer world record, 100-mile world record, 12-hour world record, and 24-hour world record (some twice) all within the past 17 months!

Aleksandr Sorokin - 2022 24 Hour World Record - New Record

Aleksandr Sorokin after setting the 24-hour world record. Image: Marius Antanaitis screen capture from race video

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.