By Nick Harris
17 March 2010
Britain’s William Sichel, the ultra-marathon runner who hopes to become the first man in a decade to finish a 1,000-mile run, reach the 200-mile mark today in Athens in a time of 53 hours 18 minutes and 40 seconds.
Sichel is taking part in the 1,000-mile World Cup event at the International Ultra-marathon Festival, stage at Loutraki, outside the Greek capital.
As of midday yesterday, UK time, 24 hours after the race started, Sichel was lying in fourth place, having run 157 laps of the 1km course. After 48 hours (at midday today) he was lying in third place having covered 292 km. He then reached the 200-mile point five hours and 18 minutes later, at 5.18pm UK time. More live updates as the race unfolds can be found on his blog.