Sorokin averaged a pace of 4:30 per km at the event in Verona, Italy to eclipse his previous mark of 303.506 km, set in August last year.
Second place in the event, which took place on Sept. 17-18, went to Poland’s Andrzej Piotrowski (301.858 km) while Italy’s Marco Visiniti finished third (288.437 km).
In the women’s event, Poland’s Patrycja Bereznowska ran 256.250 km to finish ahead of Frenchwoman Stephanie Gicquele and compatriot Malgorzata Pazda-Pozorska.
Sorokin took to social media to react to his elusive feat and called it a tiring experience. However, the 40-year-old insisted he was filled with excitement as he thanked fans for their support. “I’m very tired, however, I’m double excited. Very, very thankful for your support, I really felt it,” Sorokin wrote in a post on Instagram.
Sorokin, a former kayaker, had started running to lose weight in 2013 and was weighing 100 kg at the time. However, being overweight didn’t deter the Lithuanian ultramarathon runner, who nearly covered the distance of his entire country in 24 hours last week.
According to nasdaq