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).
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!