1300 km run seals another win for long distance runner

In a return to the site of previous successes he records another emphatic win over epic distances.

30 April 2024

Vegan runner Budjargal Byambaa loves fixed-time ultramarathons, which have no finish but are won by the runner who covers most distance.

Competing in the ten-day race, Budjargal completed 817.5 miles, or 1315.6 km.  He won by 74 miles, beating Andrea Marcato who has won world’s longest footrace race (5000 km) four times.  Third was the Taiwanese record holder.    Budjargal recorded the greatest distance on seven of the ten days and joint longest on one other.

Meanwhile, the six day race was won with a distance of 701.6 km.  At the end of day six Budjargal had run 915 km.

This was his fourth win at this event over ten days; he’s also won the six day race once.

Budjargal is an accomplished ultramarathon runner with a collection of wins over extreme distances.  He’s been vegan since January 2019, originally motivated by health and athletic performance.  He eats mainly raw fruit and vegetables, fuelling himself during races with apples, grapes, bananas, oranges and coconut meat and water.