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What is an ultra-marathon?


An ultra-marathon is any distance beyond the standard marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards, although most people consider ultra-marathons to start at 50K (31 miles). 

There are two basic types:


A fixed distance eg 100km


A fixed time eg 24hrs.


The fixed distance type can be further split into continuous events and multi-day ones.


And that is about it for definitions, except to say that, like most other running events, they can be on a track, on the road and off-road.



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