New Record For Running Across America
How about this for a new record, running across America in record time. Leaving San Francisco on September 12 and arriving in New York on October 24. Pete Kostelick did it.
Pete ran the 3,067 mile across the country in a record breaking 42 days by running 72 mile a day. Pete, 29, from Lincoln, Nebraska left San Francisco on his birthday (Sept 12) from city hall and headed east until he reached the New York City Hall 42 day, 6 hours and 30 minutes later.
The feat is unprecedented, and ends one of the oldest ultrarunning records recognized by Guinness World Records. The previous mark, set in 1980 by a shoe salesman named Frank Giannino Jr., was 46 days, 8 hours, and 36 minutes.
The trans-American record has eluded renowned ultrarunners for more than three decades. This year alone, three high-profile attempts have failed in their attempts to break the mark.