Runners gear up for record attempt at Go Fast! 24-hour team event |

Runners gear up for record attempt at Go Fast! 24-hour team event

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Boulder – A new record will be attempted today and Sunday at the 3rd Annual Go Fast! 24 Hours of Boulder. The Go Fast! Factory Team, captained by Boulder resident and well-known endurance athlete Adam Chase, will attempt to set a new mark by running more than 200 miles in less than 24 hours.This event is a team-building race designed for both competitive endurance runners as well as recreational runners. Both individuals and teams will attempt to run as many laps as possible within a 24-hour time frame. Teams can include as many as 10 people and every runner must complete at least one 7.14 mile lap.The event, which takes place on trails at the Boulder Reservoir, will begin today at noon and end Sunday at noon. The seven-mile dirt course offers runners a flat, safe and controlled running environment. The loop course is also conducive to spectator support.The Go Fast! factory team has put together a dream team to help reach their goal of breaking the 200-mile record. The five-person team is comprised of Hawaii Hurt 100K race winner Darcy Africa, Bob Africa (Darcy’s husband), Paul South, Nike-sponsored runner Bryan Dayton and Chase, a Teva Mountain running ambassador. “All five of us will have to stay sharp for the entire race in order to run more then 200 miles in 24 hours,” Chase said. “Breaking the record will require that each runner averages faster than 8 minutes, 20 seconds per mile.”

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