Israel’s leading ultramarathon runner Ariel Rosenfeld has taken a national record in a new event than pushed runners to their limits.
The distance record for 24-hours was previously under 200km.
Rosenfeld set the furthest time and won the event, and with 228 km (142 miles) completed (his sat-nav recorded slightly more at 230km) he took the Israeli record for the 24-hour event.
‘Race was great’
The sportsman explained that with an event like this it was important to stick to a plan which included maintaining a steady heart rate and pace, and using a mix of walking and running. He prepared well, training hard and practiced his race plan.
“The race was just great,” he told Great Vegan Athletes.
“I took good decisions, I’ve worked hard when it was tough, so many friends and family came to see it, and the result was so good.”
Rosenfeld has been vegan since 2012 after watching a video by animal rights speaker Gary Yourofsky.
“I saw Gary Yourofsky movie and that put a mirror in front of me,” he told Great Vegan Athletes.
In preparation, his diet focussed on ‘a variety of fruits, legumes, and vegetables’. During the race energy gels and maple syrup kept him going.