What is an ultra-marathon?

 

An ultra-marathon is any distance beyond the standard marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards, although most people consider ultra-marathons to start at 50K (31 miles). 

There are two basic types:

 

A fixed distance eg 100km

or

A fixed time eg 24hrs.

 

The fixed distance type can be further split into continuous events and multi-day ones.

 

And that is about it for definitions, except to say that, like most other running events, they can be on a track, on the road and off-road.

  

 

 
 
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