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Table 5 Age of the annual ten fastest finishers in races held between 6 hrs and 10 d

From: Will the age of peak ultra-marathon performance increase with increasing race duration?

Race Sex Age of the runners at the start of the investigated period (yrs) Age of the runners with no change across years (yrs) Age of the runners at the end of the investigated period (yrs)
6 hrs Women   39.8 ± 7.7  
Men   38.8 ± 7.1  
12 hrs Women   41.5 ± 7.5  
Men   39.2 ± 7.0  
24 hrs Women   43.3 ± 6.2  
Men   40.9 ± 6.6  
48 hrs Women 41.2 ± 6.6 (1988)   43.8 ± 7.5 (2012)
Men 40.3 ± 7.0 (1982)   50.2 ± 7.6 (2012)
72 hrs Women   48.0 ± 9.9  
Men   49.3 ± 10.1  
6 d Women   42.9 ± 6.9  
Men 36.9 ± 9.9 (1984)   47.7 ± 9.4 (2012)
10 d Women   39.7 ± 10.5  
Men   41.8 ± 10.2  
  1. Results are presented as mean ± SD.