Monday, May 29, 2023

Alexander Sorokin’s ‘Gobbler’ smashes 100 km madness record at 3:39 per km!

Alexander Sorokin, an athlete who only 10 years ago was a sedentary man weighing more than 100 kg, who smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, continues to accomplish feats.

The Lithuanian athlete eventually broke the 100 km world record by crossing the finish line in a time of 6 hours, 5 minutes and 35 seconds, reducing six seconds to the previous record, which he had also held since it was broken. Was. It is due in the UK in April 2022.

To achieve this new feat, Aleksandr Sorokin had to cover 100 kilometers at an average of 3’39” per kilometre, which would already be great for a marathon as at that pace he would have finished in 2 hours:34 Will cross the finish line. ,

Alexander Sorokin was an outstanding athlete in the dinghy but an injury forced him to leave the sport. This injury sank him and hit rock bottom, something that made him renounce himself and dedicate himself only to drinking alcohol, eating junk food, and smoking two packs of tobacco.

“In my youth, my sport was kayaking. My results were good, but I got injured and I decided to end my sports career. Then alcohol, cigarettes and a lot of food started. I weighed about 100 kg. One day I said to myself Enough! You have to do something about it. I stopped drinking and smoking and started running and started eating healthy with lean food, lots of fruits and vegetables. That was in April 2012. I ran a half marathon too! Once I saw a paper on the ground, an invitation to run 100 km. I decided this was a challenge for me. I decided to run 100 km. That’s where the story began,” recalls one of history’s best ultrarunners.

Sorokin is not a conservative athlete when it comes to nutrition, as his diet in 12 or 24-hour challenges shows: “Junk food is my fuel. I often eat a lot of chips, chocolate, cookies, sweets during races And drink Coca-Cola.”

The Lithuanian athlete explains that “junk food is high in calories and sodium, which is exactly what you need when you’re constantly burning a ton of energy.” I drink

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