UltraRunning Magazine All-Time Lists

Updated 6/11/2015, 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

Name Age State Year Result
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 36 CO 2003 162.2
Kevin Setnes, 39, WI, 1993 39 WI 1993 160.426
Rich Riopel 41 NJ 2015 159.532
(World best) Yiannis Kouros 41 GRE/AUS 1997 188.589

Women

Name Age State Year Result
Sabrina Little 26 TX 2013 152.030 miles
Katalin Nagy 36 FL 2015 151.922
Connie Gardner 49 OH 2012 149.368
Traci Falbo 43 IN 2015 148.967
Suzanna Bon 49 CA 2013 146.785
Maggie Guterl 34 PA 2015 146.203
Sue Ellen Trapp 47 FL 1993 145.288
Ann Trason 30 CA 1991 143.086
Alyson Venti 32 FL 2014 140.88
(World best) Mami Kudo 48 JPN 2011 158.638

100 Miles

Men

Name Age State Year Result
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
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
Ian Sharman 30 CA (GBR) 2011 12:44:33t
(World best) Oleg Kharitonov 34 RUS 2002 11:28:03

Women

Name Age State Year Result
Ann Trason 30 CA 1991 13:47:41
Pam Smith 39 OR 2013 14:11:26
Alyson Venti 31 2014 2014 14:42:45
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
Nicole Studer 32 TX 2015 14:22:18t
Traci Falbo 43 IN 2014 14:45:26t
Jenn Shelton 23 VA 2007 14:57:18t
Liza Howard 42 TX 2014 15:07:30t
(World best) Ann Trason 30  CA 1991 13:47:41

100 Kilometers

Men

Name Age State Year Result
Max King 34 OR 2014 6:27:43
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
(Worlds best) Don Ritchie 31  GBR 1978 6:10:20

Women

Name Age State Year Result
Ann Trason 35 CA 1996 7:00:48
Camille Herron 33 OK 2015 7:26:24
Donna Perkins 35 WI 1999 7:33:46
Kami Semick 41 OR 2008 7:33:58
Amy Sproston 38 OR 2012 7:34:08
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
(Worlds best) Tomoe Abe 28  JPN 2000 6:33:11

50 Miles

Men

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Bruce Fordyce 28  ZSA 1984 4:50:21

Women

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Ann Trason 31  CA 1991 5:40:18

50 Kilometer

Men

Name Age State Year Result
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
Zachary Ornelas 23 MI 2015 2:52:17
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
(Worlds best) Thompson Magawana  ZAF  ZAF 1988 2:43:38

Women

Name Age State Year Result
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
Sarah Bard 30 MA 2015 3:23:28
Mary Bange 29 WI 1981 3:23:31
Leah Thorvilson 31 AR 2010 3:26:09
(Worlds 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

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

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Yiannis Kouros 32 GRE 1998 10 d + 10:30:35

Women

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Sandy Barwick 42 NZL 1991 12 d + 14:38:40

6 Days

Men

Name Age State Year Result
Joe Fejes 49 GA 2015 606.243 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
(Worlds best) Yiannis Kouros 31 GRE/AUS 1987 658.653

Women

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Sandy Barwick 41 NZL 1991 548.317

48 Hours

Men

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds best) Yiannis Kouros 40 GRE/AUS 1996 294.403

Women

Name Age State Year Result
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
(Worlds 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!