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Table 2 Running speed of the annual ten fastest at the start and at the end of the investigated period for women and men in 100 km and 100 miles

From: Age group performances in 100 km and 100 miles ultra-marathons

  Running speed of the annual ten fastest at the start of the period (km/h) Running speed of the annual ten fastest at the end of the period (2013) (km/h) Percent change (%)
100 km women    
25–29 years 9.73 ± 2.32 (1985) 12.56 ± 0.18 29.1
30–34 years 8.40 ± 1.02 (1985) 12.60 ± 0.60 50.0
35–39 years 10.83 ± 0.99 (1985) 12.43 ± 0.27 14.7
40–44 years 10.20 ± 1.03 (1982) 12.21 ± 0.35 19.7
45–49 years 9.76 ± 1.26 (1984) 11.60 ± 0.19 18.8
50–54 years 9.84 ± 1.10 (1987) 10.85 ± 0.45 10.3
55–59 years 7.63 ± 1.66 (1989) 10.48 ± 0.49 37.3
60–64 years 9.25 ± 0.60 (1996) 9.71 ± 0.66 4.9
100 km men    
18–24 years 9.30 ± 0.65 (1971) 12.89 ± 1.20 38.6
25–29 years 9.56 ± 1.79 (1971) 14.25 ± 0.30 49.1
30–34 years 9.86 ± 0.96 (1971) 14.48 ± 0.23 46.8
35–39 years 10.93 ± 1.47 (1971) 14.56 ± 0.28 33.2
40–44 years 10.37 ± 1.29 (1971) 14.56 ± 0.25 40.4
45–49 years 9.93 ± 0.81 (1971) 13.73 ± 0.34 38.3
50–54 years 9.18 ± 0.81 (1971) 12.53 ± 0.16 36.5
55–59 years 8.92 ± 1.41 (1974) 11.82 ± 0.42 32.5
60–64 years 9.80 ± 0.53 (1985) 11.22 ± 0.29 14.5
65–69 years 7.35 ± 1.66 (1985) 10.75 ± 0.34 46.3
70–74 years 7.67 ± 0.90 (1991) 9.07 ± 0.70 18.3
75–79 years 5.21 ± 0.46 (1996) 7.99 ± 0.38 53.4
100 miles women    
25–29 years 6.65 ± 1.05 (2001) 8.58 ± 0.68 29.0
30–34 years 6.21 ± 0.57 (1995) 8.61 ± 0.52 38.6
35–39 years 7.07 ± 1.29 (1985) 9.00 ± .090 27.3
40–44 years 7.69 ± 1.56 (1983) 8.58 ± 0.28 11.6
45–49 years 6.77 ± 1.39 (1989) 9.58 ± 0.69 41.5
50–54 years 6.09 ± 1.16 (1996) 8.00 ± 0.23 31.4
55–59 years 6.03 ± 0.58 (2001) 6.40 ± 0.32 6.1
100 miles men    
18–24 years 6.38 ± 0.94 (1998) 8.51 ± 0.72 33.4
25–29 years 7.86 ± 1.02 (1979) 10.49 ± 1.16 33.5
30–34 years 7.98 ± 0.73 (1979) 10.46 ± 0.56 31.1
35–39 years 7.86 ± 0.55 (1979) 9.71 ± 3.54 23.5
40–44 years 7.62 ± 0.95 (1979) 11.32 ± 0.51 48.5
45–49 years 7.39 ± 0.93 (1979) 10.06 ± 0.75 36.1
50–54 years 5.98 ± 0.61 (1982) 9.67 ± 0.53 61.7
55–59 years 6.57 ± 0.77 (1986) 8.76 ± 0.49 33.3
60–64 years 6.45 ± 0.42 (1996) 8.24 ± 0.77 27.7
65–69 years 5.64 ± 0.21 (1996) 6.33 ± 0.51 12.2