The runner against the machine, ultrarunner ran farther than a fully charged Tesla Model 3 could go on a full battery—a little over 242 miles
Ultrarunner vs. Tesla
The man against machine, ultrarunner ran farther than a fully charged Tesla Model 3 could go on a full battery—a little over 242 miles
ultrarunner Robbie Balenger
On April 14, Ballenger won the challenge by covering the same distance as the electric car (plus another 30 meters) in 76 hours, 54 minutes and 46 seconds. The car reportedly traveled at an average speed of 65 miles per hour until the battery ran out.On average, the Balenger covered a mile in 19 minutes and 4 seconds.
“There was a tremendous sense of satisfaction and relief when I finished this job,” Balenger told Runner’s World. “In many ways, it was the hardest job I’ve ever taken on. I’m very proud of myself and my team for helping me win.”During the run, Ballenger took short breaks to sleep, eat, brush his teeth, change his clothes, etc. In total, the “down time” amounted to 8.5 hours out of almost 77 credit hours.