In the latest event, which started on 11 February, Surendrakumar ran for 30 hours and clocked a distance of 200 km. He outlasted Vishal Adhau, who gave up at 29 hours
Scripting a history for Manipur, ultra-runner from the state Laishram Surendrakumar Singh has won the title of the 4th edition of the India Backyard Ultra (Last Man Standing event) title at Aravalli, Gurgaon. In the latest event, which started on 11 February, Surendrakumar ran for 30 hours and clocked a distance of 200 km. He outlasted Vishal Adhau, who gave up at 29 hours.
Surendrakumar who hails from Top Awang Leikai in Imphal East is the son of Laishram Ibohanbi Singh and Laishram Leimahal Devi.
The Run started at 7 am on 11 February and concluded by 1 pm on 12 February. A total of 31 ultra-runners from all across India took part in the event. Surendrakumar was the last one standing.
With the win, he will be part of Team India in the World Team Backyard Ultra, which will be held on 15 October 2024.
He was the runners-up in the previous edition too by running 28 hours.
Backyard Ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where the runners must run a distance of 6.7 km within one hour to remain in the race. If a runner finishes a lap within the hour, he/she has the opportunity to start the next loop provided he/she is in the start corral when the next hour starts. The race is over when only one runner remains to complete a lap. This runner is marked as the winner and only finisher, with all other runners receiving a “DNF”.