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Table 9 Running speed of the annual ten fastest finishers in races held between 6 hours and 10 days

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 at the end of the investigated period (km/h)
6 hrs Women 9.93 ± 0.54 (1994) 12.72 ± 0.98 (2012)
Men 11.80 ± 1.16 (1985) 14.10 ± 0.47 (2012)
12 hrs Women 6.94 ± 1.60 (1990) 10.44 ± 0.25 (2012)
Men 10.71 ± 1.30 (1985) 11.98 ± 0.84 (2012)
24 hrs Women 6.23 ± 2.34 (1986) 9.81 ± 0.25 (2012)
Men 7.86 ± 0.81 (1986) 11.07 ± 0.51 (2012)
48 hrs Women 6.27 ± 0.96 (1988) 7.09 ± 0.60 (2012)
Men 6.02 ± 0.58 (1982) 7.09 ± 0.20 (2012)
72 hrs Women 3.96 ± 0.91 (2011) 4.53 ± 0.34 (2012)
Men 3.46 ± 1.33 (1999) 5.33 ± 0.64 (2012)
6 d Women 3.22 ± 1.28 (1991) 4.69 ± 0.27 (2012)
Men 6.18 ± 0.53 (1984) 5.66 ± 0.28 (2012)
10 d Women 3.45 ± 0.43 (2006) 3.97 ± 0.43 (2012)
Men 3.38 ± 0.92 (2000) 3.94 ± 0.51 (2012)
  1. Results are presented as mean ± SD.