The 1929 Bunion Derby - International-Trans-Continental Foot Race II

New York - Los Angeles, 3554 miles (5720 km) / 78 days (March 31, 1928 – June 17, 1928), average daily of 45.6 miles (73.3 km).

The Trans America 1929 was the road race the longest World.

Organised by Charles C. Pyle (USA).

77 Starters, 19 Finishers.

GENERAL STANDINGS

P. FirstName Name Age Country Time Prize list Trans Continental
1. John Salo 36 USA 525:57:20 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
2. Peter Gavuzzi 23 Angleterre 526:00:07 (USA 1929)
3. Guisto Umek ? Italie 538:46:52 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
4. Samuel Richman ? USA 571:29:29 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
5. Paul Simpson 24 USA 586:30:53 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
6. Phillip Granville 33 Canada 618:54:23 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
7. Mike M. B. McNamara 38 Australie 627:45:28 (USA 1929)
8. Herbert Hedeman 47 USA 631:23:48 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
9. Harry Abramowitz 22 USA 634:46:20 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
10. Mike Joyce 35 USA 689:02:52 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
11. Guy B. Shields 37 USA 698:17:29 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
12. Edwin Harbine 28 USA 727:56:16 (USA 1929)
13. Elmer Crowley 23 USA 742:00:27 (USA 1929)
14. Pat Sullivan Harrison 26 USA 748:20:51 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
15. Joseph Spangler 21 USA 755:59:14 (USA 1929)
16. George Rehayn 41 Allemagne 765:00:52 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
17. Charles Eskins 42 USA 783:56:46 (USA 1929)
18. Morris Richman ? USA 854:11:11 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
19. George Juskick 36 Polande 882:07:34 (USA 1928, USA 1929)
Average speed :
1. John Salo 6.757 mi/h (10.874 km/h)
2. Peter Gavuzzi 6.756 mi/h (10.873 km/h)
3. Guisto Umek 6.596 mi/h (10.615 km/h)
Statistics :

24,7% of success / 75,3% of relinquishment


VIDEOS

Book "The 1929 Bunion Derby Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace across America" by Charles B. Kastner : Syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2014/1929-bunion-derby.html
The 1929 Bunion Derby Book Trailer :

Website of the author Charleskastner.com/books
Facebook of the author : Facebook.com/charlesbkastnerauthor?fref=ts

Video Trans America 1929 : Britishpathe.com/video/america-calls-it-the-bunion-derby

Blogtalkradio.com - The most grueling ultra-marathon of all time : Blogtalkradio.com/the-natural-running-network-live/2014/05/02/the-1929-bunion-derby-the-most-grueling-ultra-marathon-of-all-time


PHOTOS

1929 Bunion Derby

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