|Governing Body:||International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU)|
Ultra Running also known as ultramarathon is any race longer than the marathon distance (42.195km) and can run on athletics tracks, roads, dirt tracks or open terrains. These races are competed over two different types of race modalities including a fixed distance (like 50km, 100km, etc.) or a set time (like 6hr, 24hr or multi-day races). The sport can be traced back to two-million years when the Homo species evolved and started exploring. Today thousands of runners compete in several ultra-running events around the world.
The IAAF recognizes the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) as the global governing body of the sport.
To complete the race (whole distance) in the fastest time possible in distance-based events and to cover the greatest distance in the given time in time-based events.
Male and female athletes compete as individuals in ultra-running events.
Ultra running races take place on roads, tracks or trails. Some races also take place on a combination of more than one terrain and may consist of few stages or check-points. The race courses may include single or multiple loops on tracks or point-to-point road or trail courses having severe obstacles like rugged terrain, paved roads and inclement weather. These courses usually have aid stations in every 20-35km apart where athletes can take a short break or replenish food and drink supplies. Time-based events are usually organized on a track or a short road course of one mile or less.
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She is the 2013 IAU 24 Hour World Championship winner and holds the female world record in the 48-hour road discipline as well as in the 24-hour run on the track and road.
She is a two-time IAU 100km World Champion (2010 and 2014) British ultramarathon runner and is the first British woman who has won the 90 km Comrades Marathon in South Africa.
He is the IAU 100 km European Champion of the years 2009 and 2010, was the runner-up at 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Championships and has won the Swiss Alpine Marathon every year during 2007-2014.