|Catherine Dipali-Cunningham (vorm. Cunningham) F (AUS), geb. 1958-08-27|
Six-Day-Race New York 2007:
Dipali Cunningham,48,Melbourne, AUS
Dipali is one of the world's best women ultra-distance runners. She has won 18 of the 21 multiday events she has entered since 1992, including five overall victories. In the spring of 2001 she set a new women’s world record on the road for six days with 510 miles, defeating all the men in that race. In 2001 she ran 700 miles in 9 days 11 hours, the third fastest all-time for women. In 1998 she set a women’s world best on the road for six-days with 504 miles, despite heavy rains at Wards Island Park. In 1999 she won the 700 mile race overall in 10 days, 21 hours. She is ranked third in the world for 700 miles, and third for 1000 miles, having dominated the women's 1000 mile race in 1997 in 13 days, 20 hours. She has won all nine Six-Day titles in our spring-time event. She is also the women’s course record holder for the Ten day with 723 miles. In 2004, Dipali set a new women’s age group 45-49 world best for six days with 479 miles. Later in the fall, she won the 700 mile race overall, her eighth victory in that event.