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Runner Completes 163-Mile Bike Course

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 7, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 7, 2013 at 10:22 AM UTC

It took him 41 hours to cover 163 miles.

CBS Boston is reporting about a new ultra-running milestone. Last weekend, Adam Scully-Power became the first person ever to cover the Pan-Mass Challenge course on foot.

The Pan-Mass Challenge is the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon. It’s been held annually since 1980. The event is traditionally reserved for cyclists with the course measuring 163 miles.

Scully-Power covered the distance in 41 hours and 33 minutes.

On his Instagram account, upon completion of the impressive feat he wrote: “I had two simple goals: 1) to finish and 2) to raise critical funds so that the research can continue to find a cure for cancer.”

The 163-mile run was the longest for the 39-year-old who has completed two 100 milers previously.

Scully-Power is from Florida and had set out originally to raise $25,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and admits that he reached that goal last weekend.

He also said he ran the course as a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings that took place on April 15.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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