Mattias Bramstång

6-Tage Bahnlauf Erkrath

by on aug.07, 2007, under 6-days, Ultra

A classical 6-day race is a 144-hour non-stop running event. The race is simply ”go as you please” and you just have to run, eat, rest and sleep. In the end of the 144-hour the one who has ran the greatest distance is the winner. Simple but so hard.

We were 41 runners who started the journey Sunday 29th of July and we were 36 who finished at Saturday 4th of August. We had to run through cold nights, hot days, rainy days and sometimes sunny days. We lived in tents just a few meters away from the track. We had great supports from the organisers who supplied us with food and beverages and much more. My daily distances during the week was 153km, 112km, 107km, 88km, 101km and 116km. 677km in total.

People ask me if it doesn’t hurt a lot during such a race. I answer them ”yes it does”. Then they say it is a crazy thing to do. Maybe they have right but I think that the ultimate hope of every heart is to find the glory within its selves. That is what I’m trying for. Not to race, not to compete just to feed my life!

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