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Table 7 Running speed of the annual 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 Running speed of the runners at the start of the investigated period (km/h) Running speed of the runners with no change across years (km/h) Running speed of the runners at the end of the investigated period (km/h)
6 hrs Women 11.53 (1985)   14.75 (2012)
Men   13.89 ± 0.96  
12 hrs Women 9.41 (1981)   11.0 (2012)
Men   12.30 ± 0.91  
24 hrs Women 9.03 (1982)   10.18 (2012)
Men 8.71 (1977)   12.27 (2012)
48 hrs Women 6.25 (1982)   6.58 (2012)
Men   8.64 ± 0.59  
72 hrs Women   4.66 ± 1.00  
Men 5.71 (1990)   6.31 (2012)
6 d Women   5.21 ± 0.51  
Men   6.29 ± 0.57  
10 d Women 3.03 (1998)   4.76 (2012)
Men   4.71 ± 0.58  
  1. Results are presented as mean ± SD.