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Table 1 History of transcontinental footraces

From: The Transeurope Footrace Project: longitudinal data acquisition in a cluster randomized mobile MRI observational cohort study on 44 endurance runners at a 64-stage 4,486km transcontinental ultramarathon

No race: date route total distance days,
stages
mean stage distance star -tera fin-ishera
C.C. Pyle's International Trans-continental Foot Races (Bunion Derbies 1928, 1929) [2527]
1. 1928: 4 March - 24 May Los Angeles -
New York
5,509 km
3,423 miles
84 65.6 km/d 40.8 miles/d 199 55
28%
2. 1929: 21 March - 8 June New York -
Los Angeles
5,509 km
3,423 miles
84 65.6 km/d
40.8 miles/d
80 31
39%
Trans America Foot Races 1992-95 [28, 29]
3. 1992: 20 June - 22 August Huntington Beach - New York 4,722 km
2,935 miles
64 73.8 km/d
45.9 miles/d
28 13
46%
4. 1993: 19 June - Aug.21 Huntington Beach - New York 4,686 km
2,912 miles
64 73.8 km/d
45.9 miles/d
13 6
46%
5. 1994: June 18 - 20 August Huntington Beach - New York 4,708 km
2,926 miles
64 73.6 km/d
45.7 miles/d
14 5
36%
6. 1995: 17 June 17 - 19 August Huntington Beach - New York 4,676 km
2,906 miles
64 73.1 km/d
45.4 miles/d
14 10
71%
Trans Australia Foot Race 2001
7. 2001: 6 January - 11 March Perth -
Canberra
4,109 km
2,553 miles
63 67.8 km/d
42.1 miles/d
24 14
58%
Run Across America 2002
8. 2002: 15 June - 24 August New York -
Huntington Beach
4,961 km
3,084 miles
71 68.9 km/d
42.8 miles/d
11 8
73%
10. 2004: 15 June - 24 August Huntington Beach - New York 4,961 km
3,084 miles
71 68.9 km/d
42.8 miles/d
10 6
60%
Trans Europe Foot Races 2003, 2009 [3033]
9. 2003: 19 April - 21 June Lisbon, Portugal - Moscow 5,020 km
3,119 miles
64 79.5 km/d
49.4 miles/d
44 22
50%
11. 2009: 19 April - 21 June Bari, Italy -
North Cape
4,486 km
2,787 miles
64 70.1 km/d
43.6 miles/d
67 46
69%
Run Across America 2011: LANY (Los Angeles to New York)
12. 2011: 19 June - 27 August Huntington Beach - New York 5,157 km
3,205 miles
70 73.7 km/d
45.8 miles/d
14 8
57%
  1. atotal: 528 starters, 224 finishers. 42.4% (some of these have made more than one crossing)