Monthly Archives: September 2016

Klean Athlete Blog – Guinness World Record Recap

The following is a recap of Ronnie’s Guinness World Record breaking Greatest Run On A Treadmill in 12 Hours. Training for and recovering from an event of this distance is a tall order; however, many of the tips, techniques and strategies that Ronnie shares can be applied to any athlete at any distance. Here’s how it went down.


My quest to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours began in April. That month I didn’t get the result I needed at a race for an automatic qualifier into Western States. Approaching summer and not having any races on the schedule, I decided this was the right time to go for the treadmill record. The current record is 84 miles, with a pending record of 86.49 miles. It was mid-July when I received confirmation from GWR that my application had been accepted. After a tough first half of summer during which I had I really struggled with the Texas heat, I was newly motivated by the notification, and I immediately began planning with my coach, Ian Sharman.