sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2016

Provas Insanas - Trans Europe Foot Race 2009









Tal como afirmei no meu post anterior, no que toca a provas insanas, não se pode dizer que haja muitas que ultrapassem a Trans Europe Foot Race em loucura absoluta.

A 1ª edição decorreu em 2003 e atravessou toda a Europa da ponta mais Ocidental, em Lisboa, até à ponta mais Oriental, em Moscovo.









A 2ª edição decorreu em 2009 e voltou a atravessar toda a Europa, mas desta vez da ponta mais a Sul, em Itália, até à ponta mais a Norte, na Noruega.



De acordo com a wikipedia:


The 2009 Trans Europe Foot Race has also been organized by Ingo Schultze. The route started in Bari, Italy and finished in North Cape, Norway. It mostly avoided big cities. Again this was a 64-day race. The total distance was 4,485 kilometres (2,787 mi). The race began on April 19, 2009 and ended on June 21, 2009.

The male winner was Rainer Koch from Germany with a running time of 378 hours and 12 minutes. The female winner was Takako Furuyama from Japan, with a running time of 529 hours and 6 minutes. 45 runners finished the race.




Percurso (64 etapas de 70 km em média):





Participantes:





Algumas estatísticas:






Ou seja, em 2009 o participante mais novo tinha 26 anos e o mais velho tinha 74 anos (idade média = 51).



Uma particularidade muito interessante desta prova, foi o facto de ter possibilitado pela primeira vez a condução de um estudo longitudinal, em tempo real, focado nas respostas adaptativas do ser humano ao esforço de Ultra Endurance Extremo.

Pode-se encontrar informação muito completa acerca da prova no artigo cientifico publicado no BMC.



 

Abstract

Background

The TransEurope FootRace 2009 (TEFR09) was one of the longest transcontinental ultramarathons with an extreme endurance physical load of running nearly 4,500 km in 64 days. The aim of this study was to assess the wide spectrum of adaptive responses in humans regarding the different tissues, organs and functional systems being exposed to such chronic physical endurance load with limited time for regeneration and resulting negative energy balance. A detailed description of the TEFR project and its implemented measuring methods in relation to the hypotheses are presented.

The race


Among some very heroic solo runs, the TransEurope FootRace 2009 [24] (TEFR09) was the 11th official transcontinental competition multistage footrace within living memory (Table 1) [25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]. This second European transcontinental MSUM took place from 19 April to 21 June 2009 from Bari, South Italy (41° 8' N, 16° 52' E) to the North Cape, Norway (71°10'N, 25°47'E) (Figure 1). Sixty-seven ultra endurance runners (mean age 50.7 years, range 26 to 74 years, male 56 (83.6%)) from 12 nations (Germany, Japan, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, USA) met the challenge and tried to cross six countries (Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway). This comprised running 4,487 km (2,788 miles) in 64 stages without any day of rest. Thus, they expected to complete an average stage distance of 70.1 km, representing 1.7 marathon distances (minimum: 44 km, maximum: 95.1 km) [32].















Vale a pena ler com atenção os 3 artigos cientificos:








Histórico de Corridas TransContinentais:







1ª etapa:














Última etapa:




Metade do ano com 6 meses de noite, na ponta da Noruega, acima do Circulo Polar Ártico e a outra metade com 6 meses diurnos:
































Vitória de Rainer Koch, de 29 anos.















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