UltraRunning Magazine All-Time Lists

Updated 6/1/2014, this is a reference of best times recorded for the following distances.

This is a listing of the all-time best performances by North American residents. We list these as best times, not records, because many of these times have not been officially sanctioned or certified by USATF or any governing body. Nonetheless, the times are believed to be accurate. A ‘t’ next to the time indicates that the mark was set in a trail race, where the distance is believed to be accurate.

24 HOURS

MEN
Mike Morton, 41, FL, 2012 172.457 miles
Jon Olsen, 38, CA, 2013 167.568
Scott Jurek, 36, WA, 2010 165.705
Rae Clark, 38, CA, 1990 165.243
John Dennis, 32, MD, 2013 163.255
Mark Godale, 29, OH, 1998 162.46
Park Barner, 35, PA, 1979 162.305
Joseph Gaebler, 26, CO, 2003 162.2
Kevin Setnes, 39, WI, 1993 160.426
Tom Possert, 31, OH, 1994 158.321
World best:
Yiannis Kouros, 41, GRE/AUS, 1997 188.589
WOMEN
Sabrina Little, 26, TX, 2013 152.030 miles
Connie Gardner, 49, OH, 2012 149.368
Suzanna Bon, 49, CA, 2013 146.785
Sue Ellen Trapp, 47, FL, 1993 145.288
Ann Trason, 30, CA, 1991 143.086
Traci Falbo, 40, IN, 2013 142.73
Anne Riddle Lundblad, 45, NC, 2012 140.26
Stephanie Ehret, 41, CO, 2004 140.165
Carolyn Smith, 41, 2006 139.2
Pam Reed, 42, AZ, 2003 138.96
World best:
Mami Kudo, 48, JPN, 2011 158.638

100 MILES

MEN
Zach Bitter, 27, WI, 2013 11:47:21
Jon Olsen, 39, CA, 2013 11:59:28
Andy Jones, 35, ON, 1997 12:05:43
Rae Clark, 37, CA, 1989 12:12:19
Bernd Heinrich, 44, ME, 1984 12:27:01
Ian Sharman, 30, CA (GBR), 2011 12:44:33t
Alfonso Anzaldo Meneses, MEX, 1987 12:46:20
Jose Cortez, 19, CA, 1971 12:54:31
Stuart Mittleman, 31, NY, 1982 12:56:34
Michael Arnstein, 35, NY, 2012 12:57:45
World best:
Oleg Kharitonov, 34, RUS, 2002 11:28:03
WOMEN
Ann Trason, 30, CA, 1991 13:47:41
Pam Smith, 39, OR, 2013 14:11:26
Alyson Venti, 31, 2014 14:42:45
Jenn Shelton, 23, VA, 2007 14:57:18t
Jamie Donaldson, 35, CO, 2010 14:58:23
Sue Ellen Trapp, 44, FL, 1990 15:05:51
Sandra Kiddy, 49, CA, 1985 15:12:54
Donna Hudson, 35, NY, 1983 15:31:57
Elizabeth Howard, 38, TX, 2011 15:33:09t
Connie Gardner, 49, OH, 2013 15:33:12
World best:
Ann Trason, 30, CA, 1991 13:47:41

100 KM

MEN
Tom Johnson, 36, CA, 1995 6:30:11
Erik Seedhouse, 27, ON (GBR), 1992 6:33:03
Dan Held, 34, WI, 2000 6:33:12
Andy Jones, 30, ON, 1991 6:33:57
Richard Chouinard, 28, QC, 1979 6:36:57
Allan Kirik, 36, NY, 1980 6:37:54
Bernd Heinrich, 41, VT, 1981 6:38:21
Stefan Fekner, 37, AB, 1991 6:41:05
Charlie Trayer, 35, PA, 1989 6:41:47
Rich Hanna, 30, CA, 1994 6:42:09
World best:
Don Ritchie, 31, GBR, 1978 6:10:20
WOMEN
Ann Trason, 35, CA, 1996 7:00:48
Donna Perkins, 35, WI, 1999 7:33:46
Kami Semick, 41, OR, 2008 7:33:58
Amy Sproston, 38, OR, 2012 7:34:08
Ellie Greenwood, 31, AB (GBR), 2010 7:36:40t
Meghan Arbogast, 51, OR, 2012 7:41:52
Pam Smith, 37, OR, 2012 7:43:04
Chrissy Duryea-Ferguson, 35, AR, 1995 7:44:23
Devon Crosby-Helms, 28, CA, 2011 7:46:34
Anne Riddle Lundblad, 40, NC, 2007 7:47:18
World best:
Tomoe Abe, 28, JPN, 2000 6:33:11

50 MILES

MEN
Barney Klecker, 29, MN, 1980 4:51:25
Andy Jones, 28, ON, 1990 4:54:59
Allan Kirik, 36, NY, 1980 4:56:03
Erik Seedhouse, 25, ON (GBR), 1989 5:04:18
Don Paul, 30, CA, 1980 5:09:58
Stefan Fekner, 37, AB, 1989 5:10:09
Bernd Heinrich, 41, VT, 1981 5:10:13
Bill DeVoe, 30, NY, 1981 5:12:35
Zack Bitter, 26, WI, 2013 5:12:36
Jim Pearson, 31, WA, 1975 5:12:50
World best:
Bruce Fordyce, 28, ZSA, 1984 4:50:21
WOMEN
Ann Trason, 31, CA, 1991 5:40:18
Donna Perkins, 35, WI, 1994 5:55:41
Larisa Dannis, 27, CA, 2014 5:59:11
Marcy Schwam, 29, MA, 1982 5:59:26
Leah Thorvilson, 33, AR, 2012 6:00:31
Kim Moody, 30, ME, 1986 6:01:53
Sue Ellen Trapp, 45, FL, 1991 6:03:38
Sandra Kiddy, 47, CA, 1984 6:09:09
Pam Smith, 39, OR, 2013 6:11:40
Ellie Greenwood, 33, BC (GBR), 2012 6:12:00 t
World best:
Ann Trason, 31, CA, 1991 5:40:18

50 KM

MEN
Josh Cox, 35, CA, 2011 2:43:45
Chuck Smead, 25, CA, 1976 2:50:46
Don Paul, 32, CA, 1982 2:50:55
Alex Tilson, 32, CA, 2002 2:51:48
Barney Klecker, 31, MN, 1982 2:51:53
Bill Scobey, 28, CA, 1973 2:52:24
Tom Fleming, 31, NJ, 1982 2:52:30
Andy Jones, 29, ON, 1991 2:53:20
Ethan Coffey, 31, TN, 2014 2:53:33
Carl Swift 2:53:54
John Viitanen, 29, CAN, 1994 2:54:11
World best:
Thompson Magawana, ZAF, 1988 2:43:38
WOMEN
Janis Klecker, 23, MN, 1983 3:13:51
Emily Harrison, 28, AZ, 2014 3:15:01
Jodie Schoppmann, 26, NY, 2011 3:20:12
Ann Trason, 34, CA, 1995 3:20:24
Linda Edgar, 28, WA, 1983 3:21:27
Devon (Crosby-Helms) Yanko, 29, CA 2012 3:23:11
Ellie Greenwood, 34, BC (GBR), 2013 3:23:17
Mary Bange, 29, WI, 1981 3:23:31
Leah Thorvilson, 31, AR, 2010 3:26:09
Jan Arenz, 39, MN, 1980 3:26:47
World best:
Frith van der Merwe, 25, ZAF, 1989 3:08:39
t = mark set in a trail race. Distance believed to be accurate.

3100 MILES

MEN
Edward Kelley, 41, CA, 1998 47 d + 05:39:58
Trishul Cherns, 42, NY (CAN), 1999 50 d + 03:36:01
Arpan DeAngelo, 52, NY, 2004 51 d + 10:04:37
WORLD BEST:
M. Wolfgang Schwerk, 51, DEU, 2006 41 d + 08:16:29
WOMEN
Suprabha Beckjord, 42, DC, 1998 49 d + 14:30:54
WORLD BEST:
Suprabha Beckjord, 42, DC, 1998 49 d + 14:30:54

1000 MILES

MEN
Stu Mittleman, 34, NY, 1986 11 d + 20:36:50
Al Howie, 47, BC (GBR), 1991 12 d + 01:42:52
Marty Sprengelmeyer, 45, IA, 1991 13 d + 07:19:41
Trishul Cherns, 29, NY (CAN), 1986 13 d + 07:50:45
Tom Possert, 28, OH, 1991 13 d + 14:02:52
Michel Careau, 47, QC, 1988 13 d + 21:31:53
John Wallis, 52, MI, 1989 14 d + 09:45:04
Don Winkley, 59, TX, 1997 14 d + 10:56:46
Ronnie Wong, 44, MD, 1991 14 d + 12:48:25
Charlie Eidel, 44, NY, 1991 14 d + 16:52:41
WORLD BEST:
Yiannis Kouros, 32, GRE, 1988 10 d + 10:30:35
WOMEN
Antana Locs, 32, ON, 1991 13 d + 23:18:32
Suprabha Beckjord, 38, DC, 1994 14 d + 08:56:57
Silvia Andonie, 38, MEX, 1994 14 d + 18:52:38
Dhvaja Dorn, 28, ON, 1995 15 d + 22:39:35
WORLD BEST:
Sandy Barwick, 42, NZL, 1991 12 d + 14:38:40

6 DAYS

MEN
Joe Fejes, 48, GA, 2014 580.3 miles
Stu Mittleman, 33, NY, 1985 577.625 miles
George Gardiner, 40, RI, 1984 554.041
Brian Purcell, 33, CA, 1990 543
David Luljak, 42, MD, 1998 541
Michel Careau, 53, QC, 1993 539.96
Trishul Cherns, 29, NY (CAN), 1986 538.107
Marty Sprengelmeyer, 41, IA, 1988 516.545
Al Howie, 47, BC (GBR), 1991 514
Don Choi, 35, CA, 1984 511.339
Robert Perez, 35, TX, 1984 501.507
WORLD BEST:
Yiannis Kouros, 31, GRE/AUS, 1987 658.653
WOMEN
Dipali Cunningham, 50, NY (AUS/GBR), 2009 514.83 miles
Pam Reed, 48, AZ, 2009 491.74
Donna Hudson, 40, NY, 1987 487.901
Mary Hanudel, 27, OH, 1987 486.6
Suprabha Beckjord, 35, DC, 1991 459
Lorna Richey, 25, OH, 1984 456.335
Pippa Davis, 48, NY, 1995 454
Antana Locs, 32, ON, 1991 452
Silvia Andonie, 35, MEX, 1991 450
Liz Bauer, 55, GA, 2014 425.33
WORLD BEST:
Sandy Barwick, 41, NZL, 1991 548.317

48 HOURS

MEN
Philip McCarthy, 42, NY, 2011 257.34 miles
John Geesler, 44, NY, 2003 248.55
Roy Pirrung, 48, WI, 1997 243.431
Brian Purcell, 33, CA, 1989 240
Joe Fejes, 47, GA, 2012 235.16
Scott Demaree, 38, TX, 1989 230.4
David Luljak, 43, MD, 1999 229
Jack Christian, 38, TX, 1991 227.332
Don Choi, 36, CA, 1985 227
Ray Krolewicz, 30, SC, 1985 224.984
WORLD BEST:
Yiannis Kouros, 40, GRE/AUS, 1996 294.403
WOMEN
Traci Falbo, 42, IN, 2014 242.35 miles
Sue Ellen Trapp, 51, FL, 1997 234.811 miles
Pam Reed, 43, AZ, 2004 220.568
Susan Olsen, 36, MN, 1994 216.82
Liz Bauer, 51, GA, 2010 205.01
Sandy Powell, 51, VA, 2008 201.08
Silvia Andonie, 33, MEX, 1988 196
Bev Williams, 36, CAN, 1991 191.835
Suprabha Beckjord, 36, DC, 1992 191.394
Donna Hudson, 40, NY, 1987 189.394
WORLD BEST:
Sumie Inagaki, 44, JPN, 2010 246.748


  • Trishul Lorne W. Cherns

    Please post the rest of the list! Where are the multi day lists? I am sure your readers would like to know.

  • ultrarunning

    Hi Trishul, We have compiled the rest and updated with multi day events. Thanks!

  • runcamille

    Could you post locations? I’d like to know where to go to get the road records!