Table 1

History of transcontinental footraces

No

race: date

route

total distance

days,

stages

mean stage distance

star -tera

fin-ishera


C.C. Pyle's International Trans-continental Foot Races (Bunion Derbies 1928, 1929) [25-27]


1.

1928: 4 March - 24 May

Los Angeles -

New York

5,509 km

3,423 miles

84

65.6 km/d 40.8 miles/d

199

55

28%

2.

1929: 21 March - 8 June

New York -

Los Angeles

5,509 km

3,423 miles

84

65.6 km/d

40.8 miles/d

80

31

39%


Trans America Foot Races 1992-95 [28,29]


3.

1992: 20 June - 22 August

Huntington Beach - New York

4,722 km

2,935 miles

64

73.8 km/d

45.9 miles/d

28

13

46%

4.

1993: 19 June - Aug.21

Huntington Beach - New York

4,686 km

2,912 miles

64

73.8 km/d

45.9 miles/d

13

6

46%

5.

1994: June 18 - 20 August

Huntington Beach - New York

4,708 km

2,926 miles

64

73.6 km/d

45.7 miles/d

14

5

36%

6.

1995: 17 June 17 - 19 August

Huntington Beach - New York

4,676 km

2,906 miles

64

73.1 km/d

45.4 miles/d

14

10

71%


Trans Australia Foot Race 2001


7.

2001: 6 January - 11 March

Perth -

Canberra

4,109 km

2,553 miles

63

67.8 km/d

42.1 miles/d

24

14

58%


Run Across America 2002


8.

2002: 15 June - 24 August

New York -

Huntington Beach

4,961 km

3,084 miles

71

68.9 km/d

42.8 miles/d

11

8

73%

10.

2004: 15 June - 24 August

Huntington Beach - New York

4,961 km

3,084 miles

71

68.9 km/d

42.8 miles/d

10

6

60%


Trans Europe Foot Races 2003, 2009 [30-33]


9.

2003: 19 April - 21 June

Lisbon, Portugal - Moscow

5,020 km

3,119 miles

64

79.5 km/d

49.4 miles/d

44

22

50%

11.

2009: 19 April - 21 June

Bari, Italy -

North Cape

4,486 km

2,787 miles

64

70.1 km/d

43.6 miles/d

67

46

69%


Run Across America 2011: LANY (Los Angeles to New York)


12.

2011: 19 June - 27 August

Huntington Beach - New York

5,157 km

3,205 miles

70

73.7 km/d

45.8 miles/d

14

8

57%


atotal: 528 starters, 224 finishers. 42.4% (some of these have made more than one crossing)

Sch├╝tz et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:78   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-78

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