Seana Hogan sets a new Women’s overall 24hr Record at 444.78 miles
Seana Hogan – Back on Top at 444 on her Bianchi INFINITO!
It was way back on May 11, 1993 when Seana Hogan set the women’s 24hr distance record at the Hellyer Park Vellodrome in San Jose, CA. with an absolutely exceptional 427.86 mile effort. That same year she also won her second Race Across America (RAAM) and went on to win four more to establish the record for the most women’s RAAM wins at six before backing off of her racing career for a good while.
Seana’s 1993 record was so strong that it laid dormant for more than 18 years as not only the outdoor track record, but the overall women’s 24 as well.
2011 brought a flurry of Women’s record setting efforts that could finally challenge Seana’s 1993 mark. In August, 2011, Sandy Earl Arcata, CA set a women’s best 24hr record on her recumbent by turning a 442.46 on a La Conner, Washington road course. Then just this past September, Seana’s friend Anna Mei of Piantedo, Italy took down the long standing 1993 track record with a 441.819 mile run.
Unsure if it was all this action that got Seana’s juices flowing again, but as we know now, she wasn’t going to sit idle and watch everbody else have fun.
This past Saturday morning Seana rounded the Hellyer Park Vellodrome on her final lap, much like she did nearly 20 years ago. With 20mph winds throughout the day and the temp during the night dropping to 46 degrees, the weather gods certainly weren’t as kind as they were back in “93,” but it was a favorable result none the less.
Seana Hogan sets a new Women’s overall 24hr Record at 444.78 miles (pending verification).