BENGALURU: The Bangalore Ultra organised by Runners for Life reached new highs this Sunday. Dan Lawson from England ran 226 km, breaking last year’s record of 161 km and going way past the distance run during a 24-hour Ultra in the country.
Dharmendra Kumar and Manikandan tied at second place, covering a total distance of 165 km.
Chandra Gopalan came first in the women’s 24-hour challenge, completing 126 km.
“We did predict that records would be broken at this year’s Ultra but had not expected the levels to which it did. The competition has definitely matured from previous years,” said Dhirendra of Runners For Life.
“Last year, nobody knew how to run a 24-hour challenge. They just kept running till they were tired, then rested, and ran some more till they finished. That was not the case this year. The participants had planned the entire run,” Dhirendra said.