The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Even the most solitary of sports — distance running — is not immune to the COVID-19 lockdown. Using a combination of live-streaming and the honor code, 2,400 participants from 56 countries took part in the Quarantine Backyard Ultra. For 63 consecutive hours, runners completed 4.167 miles every hour at any pace, targeting 262 miles. While some ran outside and others in their living room, only two runners made it to the 63rd lap.