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Have you ever heard of the term Streak Running?

Because you can hear about this term again and again in the scene of runners and runners. We will explain to you exactly what Streak Running is.

The rules of Streak Running

The task of Streak Running is very simple. You have to go running every day and cover a distance of at least one mile, which is equivalent to 1.609 kilometers. There are no other requirements. The speed or location doesn't matter. Once you fail to run at least one mile a day, your Streak Running streak is over.

The advantages and disadvantages of Streak Running

Advantages Streak Running

  • Daily exercise
  • Permanent motivation to do sports
  • On rest days you just run one mile and are not overstrained either
  • Even with slight health problems running a mile is usually harmless

This speaks against Streak Running

  • Constant pressure to go running
  • Additional organizational effort
  • Possible social losses if you have to interrupt family celebrations, travel, meetings or the like for your daily run
  • If you have a serious illness, you will also have to run

The world records in Streak Running

Former top runner Ron Hill ran continuously every day from 1964 to 2017. In total, that was more than 52 years or exactly 19,032 running days. During this period he also celebrated great successes. In 1969, for example, he became European marathon champion in Athens. On January 29, 2017, he ended his streak running series due to health problems.

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