World Records for Treadmill Running

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THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES

(If you want to break a record that is published in a record book or governed by an international authorithy, there may be other or additional rules. See here for more information.)
  • A standard treadmill exercise fitness machine should be used for the attempt.
  • The setting of the machine is at the discretion of the competitor (but using downhill mode is not an option).
  • It is not permitted to lean on the "handle-bar".
  • The belt must be strictly stopped before the atemptee leaves the treadmill.
  • The venue for the record attempt must be open to the general public for the duration of the attempt
  • Rest breaks may be taken at the discretion of the competitor but they are included within the time for the attempt. The clock does not stop. For example, if the 24 hrs-event starts at 11 am on Monday, it must finish at 11am on Tuesday.
  • For the distance records (100 km, 100 miles etc.), two timekeepers should time the attempt with highly accurate stopwatches.
  • A log book should show the time taken for rest breaks as well as either the distances after each hour or the times after each completed kilometre or mile.
  • A calibration certificate for the treadmill and two signed statements by at least two sports referees should be provided.

Corrections and information about new record attempts is more than welcome. Please send an e-mail to info@recordholders.org.





24 HOURS, MEN

runner date miles km Notes
Christopher Bergland (USA)
29 / 30 April 2004
153.76
247.45
DETAILS
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Serge Arbona (USA) 24 / 25 Jan 2004 152.27 245.05
Karl Graf (GER) 2 / 3 Feb 2002 149.1 240
Petri Perttilä (FIN)
10/11 Dec 2011
148.17
238.46

Dean Karnazes (USA)
29 / 30 April 2004 147.96
238.12
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Alain Poyet (FRA) 28 / 29 Sep 1991 144.80 233.026
Vito Intini (ITA) 18 / 19 February 2012 139.16
223.96
Tony Mangan (IRL) 24 / 25 Oct 2003 138.2 222.4
Gabriel Solomon (ROM) 26 / 27 May 2012
136.22
219.23
not yet verified DETAILS
David Deubelbeiss (CAN) 12/13 Feb 2004
136.09
219.01
DETAILS
Andrew Rivett (GBR) 5 / 6 April 2003 135.5 218.06
Tony Mangan (IRL) 19 / 20 April 2003 134.35 216.37
Tony Mangan (IRL) 22 / 23 August 2008
132.32
212.95
split on the way to the 48 hrs world record
Rodolfo Rossi (ARG)
15 / 16 Dec 2011
131.8
212.2

Roland Kleinpaul (AUT) 26 Oct 2002 131.27 211.22
David Deubelbeiss (CAN) 18/19 Jan 2003 130.82 210.53 DETAILS
Wolfgang Kratzer (GER) June 2001 130.5 210
Gunnlaugur Júlíusson (ISL)
10 / 11 Dec 2010
129.71
208.76
not yet verified
Scott Eppelman (USA) 31 Jan / 1 Feb 2004 129.64 208.63
Mark Cooper (GBR)
28 /29 July 2011
129.2
207.9
DETAILS
Dean Karnazes (USA) 21 / 22 June 2007
128.75
207.20
DETAILS
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Joachim Hauser (GER) 4 March 2000 127.8 205.6
Leon Skriver Hansen (DEN)
24 / 25 March 2012
127.1
204.5

Richard Hulsey (USA)
21 / 22 June 2012
126.51
203.6
not yet fully verified
Gregg Ellis (USA)
31 Aug / 1 Sep 2012
126.42 203.45

Reinhard Schmid (GER) 1991
125.52
202.01

Detlev Ackermann (GER)
14 / 15 Oct 2005
120.2
193.5

Lars Sætran (NOR)
14 / 15 Feb 2003 120 193.080
Antonio Fusaro (GER)
116.20 187
Scott Eppelman (USA) 1-2 Nov 2002
116.04 186.74
Daniel Gough (USA)
23 / 24 Sep 2006
115.00
185.07

Jean-Claude Perronnet (FRA)
24 / 25 April 2008
112.46
181
Record for blind runners DETAILS
William Sichel (GBR) 30 Nov / 1 Dec 2002 112.46 180.99
Rodolfo Rossi (ARG)
3 / 4 Nov 2010
107.8
173.5

Gary Paul (RSA)
6 / 7 September 2003 105.7
170.1

Gavin Smith (NZL) 27 / 28 Oct 2001 105.18 169.27
Frederick Mueller (USA)
19 May 2007
101.76
163.77

Wayne Kurtz (USA)
12 / 13 April 2013
101.5
163.35
not fully verified
Rory Coleman (GBR) 1998 101.37 163.14
Gregg Ellis (USA)
8/9 July 2011
100.5
161.7
not yet verified
Antonio Mazzeo (ITA)
26 Feb 2005 97.537
156.970

Michel Gouin (CAN) 28/29 Oct 2005
95.94
154.4
Arun Bhardwaj (IND) 25/26 Nov 2007
94.13
151.5

Luca Ricci (ITA) 26 Feb 2005
93.505
150.480

Andrew Hughes (GBR)
3 / 4 Dec 2012
92.74
149.25
not yet fully verified
Daniel Brockhurst (GBR)
26 July 2003
91.73
147.62

Geoffrey Weber (USA)
22 / 23 March 2006
91.69
147.56

Francis Rault (FRA) 19 / 20 Dec 1987 90.1 145
Giulio Mazzetto (ITA) 16 / 17  Feb 2008
88.756
142.839
age class M70, not yet fully verified
Robby Clemens (GER)
25 / 26 June 2005
87.55
140.9

Brian (B.J.) Van Beusekom (USA)
2 / 3 Feb 2009
80.6
129.71

24 HOURS, WOMEN

runner date miles km Notes
Edit Berces (HUN)
8 / 9 March 2004
153.60
247.2
DETAILS
Jody-Lynn Reicher (USA)
13 / 14 May 2005
114.03
183.51
DETAILS
Christine Sextl (GER)
6 / 7 March 2004
112.66
181.3
DETAILS (in German language)
Martina Schmit (AUT)
25 / 26 June 2005 103.1
165.9

Monica Scholz (CAN) 12 / 13 Feb 2004 100.00 160.9 She stopped running at 20:05 hrs., leaving the rest of the time unused.
Marinella Satta (ITA) 16 /17 Feb 2008 94.25
151.674 age class F50, not yet fully verified
Georgina McConnell (AUS)
Dec 2003
94.13
151.48

Patti Wixom (USA)
28 March 1998
93.5
150.5

Manuela Resnik (AUT)
25 / 26 June 2005 77.0
123.9


24 HOURS, TEAM OF 12

team date miles
km notes
Fabian Hertner, Christian Hohl, Anders Holmberg, Raffael Huber, Gabriel Lombriser, Stefan Lombriser,Andreas Kyburz, Matthias Kyburz, Christian Mathys, Jonas Merz, Matthias Merz and Christoph Rathgeb (SUI)
16/17 Dec 2011
281.71
453.37
DETAILS
Wattenscheid Running Team (GER)
(Jan Fitschen, Alexander Lubina, Christian Glatting, Claudius Hoff, Christoph Lohse, Ruben Schwarz, Hendrik Bollmann, Carsten Schütz, Christian Sperling (all TV Wattenscheid), Christian Güssow (Hamburger SV), Steffen Uliczka (SG TSV Kronshagen/Kieler TB) and Philipp Brouwer (Burgsteinfurt))
3/4 Nov 2007 266.74
429.28

12 runners in the Aquarena in Heidenheim (GER)
(Valinda Kriependorf, Thorsten Kriependorf, Markus van Ghemen, Christoph Kuhm, Tobias van Ghemen, Uwe Katzmarek, Simon Gog, Markus Kaiser, Thorsten Banzhaf, Frank Hermann (all GER), Titus Kipchumbai Kosgei and Ben Masai (both KEN))
23/24 Oct 2010
262.67
422.73
PHOTOS
not yet verified
Good River Running Club (USA) 2/3 March 2007 261.75
421.24 DETAILS
Fitness First Health Club Luton (GBR)
4/5 Feb 2006
247.39
398.13

Brecon Multisport Club (GBR)
19/20 Nov 2004
243.2
391.4

48 HOURS, MEN

runner date miles
km notes
Tony Mangan (IRL) 22 - 24 Aug 2008
251.79
405.22
Christian Maudit (FRA)
22 - 24 Feb 2012 245.50
395.10
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Tony Mangan (IRL) 24 - 26 Oct 2003 231.19 372.06
Christian Fatton (SUI)
22 - 24 Feb 2012 219.00
352.45
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Jean-Pierre Guyomarch (FRA)
22 - 24 Feb 2012 212.91
342.65
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Sakari Haka (FIN) 4 - 6 Jan 2014
197.93
318.54

Steve Harvey (GBR)
12 - 14 April 2013 182
292.9
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Ghislain Marechal (FRA) 12 - 14 April 2013 173.84
279.77
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Olivier Chaigne (FRA)
22 - 24 Feb 2012 155.96
251.00
(not yet verified) DETAILS
William Sichel (GBR)
22 - 24 Feb 2012 149.17
240.06
(not yet verified) DETAILS
Wayne Kurtz (USA)
3 - 5 May 2013
147.00
236.57
(not yet verified) DETAILS
followed by running the Pittsburgh Marathon, also within the time frame of 48 hours
Yves Beauchamp (CAN)
12 - 14 April 2013 131.109
211
(not yet verified) DETAILS
in 29:31 hours

48 HOURS, WOMEN

runner date miles
km notes
Martina Schmidt (AUT) March 2006
192
309.8

Sharon Gayter (GBR) 14 - 15 Dec 2011 179.60 274.56 on the way to the record for 7 days
Sharon Gayter (GBR) 22 - 24 Feb 2012
141.70
228.04
(not yet verified) DETAILS
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12 HOURS, MEN

runner date miles
km notes
Robert Wimmer (GER)
7 March 2009 90.44
145.55

Jiří Krejčí (TCH) 18 May 2006
88.09
141.77 (not yet verified)
Martin Tighe (USA) 19 March 2005 85.83 138.13
Serge Arbona (USA) 24 Jan 2004 85.68 137.89
Marek Szuster (POL) Nov 2006
83.64
134.6

Karl Graf (GER) 14 Jan 2001
81.46
131.1

Chris Solarz (USA)
18 Jan 2014
77.07
124.0
VIDEO
Eusébio Bochons (SUI) 7 Dec 2013
76.67
123.4

Vito Intini (ITA) 18 / 19 Feb 2012
75.88
122.12

Petri Perttilä (FIN) 10 Dec 2011
75.76
121.82
on the way to 24 hours
Sumio Wehner (GER)
17 Oct 2006
69.76
112.26

Mathew Crowhurst (GBR)
7 Dec 2013
64.21
103.35 (not yet verified)
Jon Cowell (GBR)
19 Nov 2013
63.43
102.08

Dermot Mathers (IRE)
28 April 2012
63.01
101.4

Malcolm Smith (GBR)
11 Jan 2003
55.54
89.39

Dan Seaway (USA)
27 August 2012
55.05
88.59

Mazzetto Giulio (ITA)
18 Dec 2011
48.85
78.619
(not yet verified)
age class M70
   

12 HOURS, WOMEN

runner date miles
km notes
Kristina Paltén (SWE) 7 February 2013
66.79
107,49
VIDEO
Theresa Dugwell (CAN) 2 March 2013
96.80
60.15
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Theresa Dugwell (CAN)
3 March 2012
58.05
93.43

Satta Marinella (ITA) 18 Dec 2011
54.94
88.422
(not yet verified)
age class F50

Note: This would be surpassed by results on longer distances.

12 HOURS, MEN; TEAM OF TWO RUNNERS (CHANGING EVERY 10 KM)


runners date miles
km notes
Christian Malmström / David Högberg (SWE)
24 Nov 2013
105.96
170.53

Marek Schuster / Wolfgang Kratzer (GER) 15 Jan 2005
96.785
155.76

6 DAYS, MEN

runner date miles
km notes
Pierre-Michael Micaletti (FRA)
13-19 May 2012
510.96
822.31

Pierre-Michael Micaletti (FRA)
5-10 June 2011 506.0
814.3


6 DAYS, WOMEN

runner date miles
km notes
Sharon Gayter (GBR) 14-20 Dec 2011 450.01
724.23
on the way to the record for 7 days

7 DAYS, MEN (see also "6 Days" above)

runner date miles
km notes
Antonio Scaldavilla (ITA)
28 Sept - 5 Oct 2008
660.46
1062.9 (disputed)
Lee Chamberlain (GBR)
18-24 July 2009
468.04
753.24

Brendan Bustad (USA)
18-24 April 2009
461.43
742.6
(not yet verified)
Daniel Bocuze (FRA) 1-8 Dec 2007
455.15
732.5
PHOTOS
Jozef Rajchl (SVK)
11-18 Jan 2008
450.5
725

Thomas Wenning (GER) 24-31 Dec 2006
446.05
717.850 DETAILS
Michel Gouin (CAN)
6 - 13 Jan 2006
415.80
669.16

Frank Dams (GER) 3 - 10 Feb 2009
376.08
605.24

Peter Bartel (GER)
31 Dec 2005-7 Jan 2006
352.11
566.67 DETAILS
Michael Moilanen (USA) 5-12 March 2007 301.84
485.76

Glyn Marston (GBR)
9 - 16 April 2005
300.0
482.8

Michael Moilanen (USA)
6 - 13 July 2005
294.38
473.76

Rory Coleman (GBR) 14-21 April 2001 283.65 456.49
David Taylor (AUS)
23-30 November 2003
283.24
455.83


7 DAYS, WOMEN

runner date miles
km notes
Sharon Gayter (GBR)
14-21 Dec 2011
517.63
833.05
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Martina Schmit (AUT)
3-10 March 2007
457.83
736.8 (not fully verified)
Mimi Anderson (GBR)
16-23 Oct 2010
403.81
649.87

Claudia Weber (GER) 24-31 Dec 2006
395.25
636.090

HALF MARATHON, MEN

runner date time notes
Michael Wardian (USA) 14 April 2012
1:10:42 hr
VIDEO

new record claim (not yet verified): Andrew Lemoncello (GBR) 1:07:29 hr, 20 October 2013

HALF MARATHON, WOMEN

runner date time notes
Kimberly Duclos (USA)
14 April 2012
1:34:02 hr
VIDEO

MARATHON, MEN

runner date time notes
Eric Blake (USA)
24 June 2006
2:21:40 hrs
DETAILS
Michael Wardian (USA)
11 Dec 2004
2:23:58 hr

Josh Cox (USA) 17 April 2004 2:31:04 hr DETAILS
Peter Weinberger (AUT)
12 Oct 2002
2:37:40 hr


50 KM, MEN

runner date time notes
Stephen Courtney (RSA)
31 March 2010
3:09:08 hr

Helge Hafsås (NOR) 10 Dec 2005
3:10:19 hr
(not yet completely verified)
Tommy Neeson (USA) 29 June 2007
3:34:24 hr
(not yet verified)
Siddhartha Herdegen (USA) 8 April 2006
3:38:06 hr
(not yet verified)
Derek Lalonde (CAN)
15 Nov 2005
3:39:00 hr

Andrea Accorsi (ITA) 18 Feb 2012
3:40:25 hr

Geffrey Weber (USA) 6 July 2005 3:41:53 hr
DETAILS
Martin Tighe (USA) 19 March 2005 3:44:48 hr
DETAILS
Geoffrey Weber (USA) 26 Dec 2004 3:46:12 hr DETAILS
(not yet completely documented)

100 KM, MEN

runner date time notes
Rainer Predl (AUT) 17 Dec 2011
7:15:08 hr
VIDEO
Robert Wimmer (GER)
27 June 2008
7:28:20 hr
DETAILS
Martin Tighe (USA) 19 March 2005 7:39:31 hr
DETAILS
David Deubelbeiss (CAN) 13 February 2005
7:40:48 hr (not yet verified)
Vito Intini (ITA) 20 March 2011
7:45:39 hr

Richard Fröhlich (GER)
1990
7:46:26 hr
Helmut Urbach (GER) 1999
8:07:49 hr

Antonio Mammoli (ITA)
1 April 2006
8:21:02 hr

Hannu Anttila (FIN)
27 March 2011
8:29:37 hr

100 KM, WOMEN

runner date time notes
Edit Berces (HUN) 8-9 March 2004
8:35:05 hr
split time in her 24-hours attempt

1000 KM, MEN

runner date time notes
Antonio Scaldavilla (ITA) 28 September - 4 October 2008
6 days 7:38:00 hours

Frank Dams (GER) 3 - 14 February 2009
11 days 5:33:57 hours

Michel Gouin (CAN) 28 February - 11 March 2008
11 days 18:17:52 hours

Peter Bartel (GER) 13-27 February 2007 14 days 11:00:00 hours

OTHER RECORDS:

24 hours, team of maximal 10 runners (changing every 30 minutes): 9 runners from the clubs Silkeborg Motion og Tri, Århus 1900, AGF, Viborg A/M (DEN), 434.070 km [269.720 mi] on 23/24 February 2001 (beating the previous record held by Team Triathlon Herning (DEN) 404,299 km [251.221 mi] on 5/6 March 1993)

24 x 1 hour relay: LG Laufzentrum Wipptal (Italy), 408.800 km 12/13 May 2007 at Brennerexpo 2007

hours (women): 67.570 km, Monica Barchetti (ITA) on 18 February 2012

50 mi: Martin Tighe (USA), 6:06:19 hrs, on 19 March 2005

100 mi: 14:15:08 hrs, split time by Edit Berces (HUN) in her 24-hours attempt on 8 / 9 March 2004. (The best male time is 14:22:49 hrs, by Serge Arbona (USA) during his 24-hours attempt on 24 / 25 Jan 2004.)

30 days: 1526,449 km [948,491 mi], Özden Tasdemir (GER) 1-30 September 2007 in 30 German cities


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