Endurance Esport 24h Espoo, Finland – Results
Hello and greetings from cold and grey Finland.
The first Endurance 24h indoor race was organized December 1-2 at Esport Arena, Espoo, Finland. There were 95 participants from nine countries circling around 390 m mondo-track. Good thing that the race was held indoors, because during the race there was quite a snow storm outside of the arena.
The results were quite good. Four new national records were set:
Swedish indoor record (also new indoor record for Nordic countries): Reima Hartikainen, 241,210 km Finnish indoor record: Tero HyppF6lE4, 230,060 km Finnish women’s record (including outdoor races): Outi Siimes, 201,350 km Finnish Men-55 age group record (including outdoor races): Jorma Karppi,
Eight runners ran more than 200 km.
Tero, Outi & Jorma all ran their first 24 hour race, so the results are quite astounding for a debutants. Tero used to be top-leven triathlon-athlete about ten years ago, best achievements were 7th place in World championship race 1999 & 2001. Also Jorma started as triathlete, he ran his first ultrarace in may 2007, 100 km 9.58.10, in september he finished 246 km long Spartathlon-race from Athens to Sparta and Endurance 24h was his third ultrarace. Outi Siimes started running ultras about two years ago and has participated in some shorter mountain ultras, her longest race before Endurance 24h was 12h race in january 2007.
Some video clips: