The man who ran alone across the USA, Germany, Alaska, Montana, and the Mojave Desert writes about athletic goals and adventures, as well as fitness topics, as he keeps reaching for life’s mileposts at age 53. A high hurdler until post-college, Paul embarked on a 30-year journey in ultra-endurance running. Now, he reaches for mileposts on a bicycle!
Monday, October 24, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO PETE KOSTELNICK
Today, 29-year-old ultra-runner Pete Kostelnick shattered the record for running across the United States! The record was set 36 years ago by Frank Giannino and today Pete successfully broke the record by 4 days -- finishing in 42 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes (averaging about 72 miles per day). The 3,067-mile run began in San Francisco, California and ended on the steps of City Hall in New York City. The endeavor was closely monitored by runners around the world. Pete and his support team documented the run rigorously for Guinness World Records’ consideration. He wore two identical GPS watches (in case one broke) to capture data of his run. In the afternoon, he replaced those with two more GPS watches with fresh batteries. The combined data was sent to Guinness as evidence for review and approval. The team also gathered witness signatures, took videos and photos, and assembled media reports. In addition, every receipt generated along the way is being submitted as evidence to Guinness for validation of this record-breaking attempt.
From one fellow trans-con runner to another...
Congratulations Pete! Well done and well run!
Keep reaching for life's mileposts!
Paul Staso, Founder & President
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