Transamerica record-holder Pete Kostelnick received an orange cake in the shape of the Strava kudos symbol (a thumbs-up) for running 10,000 miles (16,000K) in 2018. Around half of those he accumulated on an Alaska-to-Florida run completed in November. And earlier this month he participated in the Desert Solstice run in Phoenix, Ariz. (the same race where Camille Herron broke the 24-hour world record as well as the American 100-mile record), racking up another 100.91 miles.
— Strava (@Strava) December 22, 2018
As Strava helpfully points out, Kostelnick averaged more than 27 miles (43.2K) for every single day of the year.
Looks like he actually completed the milestone on Thursday with a 3.22K run in his home town of Brunswick, Ohio. By yesterday, he had 10,024 miles.
Kostelnick’s next challenge will be the FASTTrack24 on January 20, another 24-hour track race, this time in Palatka, Florida.
Kostelnick is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE and Squirrel’s Nut Butter.