New York, April 2012: Professional ultra-runner and ECCO ambassador Jesper Olsen is taking a pit-stop from his 40,000km running record attempt to take part in the New York Transcendental race, a gruelling 6 day event that tests the endurance of the world’s most dedicated ultra-runners.
Running in ECCO BIOM running shoes, Jesper will be nearly 35,000km into his attempt to set the record for the world’s longest fully GPS-documented run when he attempts the race.
The New York race challenges endurance runners to complete as many miles as they can in 6 days, with a minimum of rest stops as possible.
He has now clocked up 34,285km across 4 continents and 27 countries. His longest single distance covered in a day so far was in February 2011 when he ran 99.9km in 9 hours through Argentina.
‘It’s been a tremendous task to reach this point and with 5,000km to go, it’s key that I stay focused mentally and physically,’ says Jesper.
‘The transcendental race brings together ultra-runners from all over the world and I couldn’t resist the chance to join them as a passed through.’
Jesper’s ECCO BIOM running shoes have supported him throughout the run with durability of up to 1000km for every pair. With their natural motion technology, ECCO BIOM’s allow Jesper to run naturally and comfortably during extreme distances.