FKT: Markus Akerman - Göta Kanal: Mem - Motala (Sweden) - 2020-07-18

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Standard point-to-point
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19h 29m 35s

Amateur runner and new to ultra running, my second ultra distance ever. My time should be easy to beat for the elite.

Had a goal to make the distance in 16h that I did not meet, but this was an experience never the less.

First 35km went smooth. After leaving Norsholm I had a calculated 5h run until next support, it turned to 6.5h hours. It was very sunny and I couldn't eat as planned which resulted is energy loss.

The rest of the distance was done on pure willpower. Without the proper nutrition your body eventually stops. I more or less only has sport drinks as energy intake for 80km to the end.