ULTRA distance runner Sharon Gayter has set a new world record running
for 12 hours on a treadmill.
But the former bus driver, and NYMAC member, who has broken several
extreme running records, had to abandon her attempt at the 48 hour
record after taking ill.
Sharon set the new world record, clocking up 98.66km in a 12 hour
period running on a treadmill at Teesside University’s Olympia
Building. The record had stood at 96.80km – just over 60 miles.
When she embarked on her run on Tuesday her aim was to spend two days
and two nights on the treadmill at Teesside University and break the
record for 48 hours on a treadmill. Unfortunately, illness forced her
to pull out.