British Ultra Fest 2013 – 72 Hour Update

Bill Heldenbrand photo by Wendy E.

At 74 hours Didier Sessegolo and William Sichel are a mile apart in the British Ultra Fest 6 Day Race at Radley, Abingdon. With dry conditions prevailing, runners are making the most of the opportunity and several records have been set. American Bill Heldenbrand set a new mark for 48 hours on track age(M65) (new: 260.8 km, old: 256.351 km) and Christian Ritella currently 3rd place overall,set a new Swedish intermediate split for 72 hours.

After leading early on , Kenji Okiyama has settled into 5th place. Israeli runner Kobi Oren has been running well, and currently lies just behind women’s leader Christine David in 6th place overall. Christine had stomach problems after only a few hours on day one and after backing off and taking it easy has recovered and driven herself up the leaderboard and looks very confortable at the moment.

Richard Brown is in 7th place closely pursued by US 100 mile specialist Liz Bauer. race results on the race website

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