Six Day Run Ends at The Dome

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by Marissa Silver

Anchorage -  Six days ago they started running, and did not stop until Sunday morning.

Six days in the Dome ended Sunday morning with multiple running records being broken.

The event included a 24 hour race, a 48 hour race and then the six-day race, all which started Monday.

The male runner who broke the American Record in the Six-Day race explains why he participated in the event.

""Self-satisfaction, you don't make money on this, you pay money, it was something that I thought I could accomplish under the right circumstances with the right people," said Joe Fejes who participated in the six-day portion of the race.

The Female American Record was also set during the event by Jameelah Abdul-Rashim Mujaahid completing 284.5 miles.

 

 

Forty-five runners began circling the track inside The Dome today as part of the Six Day Race.

The race consists of runners seeing how far they can go in the allotted time.

In addition to the runners  who are taking the six day challenge, there are others taking 24 and 48 hour challenges.
 
They can sleep inside tents set up on the field and organizers feed the runners three meals a day which they eat while walking along the track.
 
Runners have come to Anchorage from all over the world to participate in this event.
 
"We have runners from 12 countries, literally have the cream of the crop of the multi-day runners here, running in this race, all from history of multi-day running, folks who have done this for years and years, have really changed the sport, a historic event really," said Zane Holscher who is the Race Director for Six Days in The Dome.
 
The six day portion of the race lasts until Sunday at 11 in the morning.
 

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Judy Ducken said on Tuesday, Aug 5 at 6:34 PM

Go, Tony! Go, Dave!

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