Jones impresses in gruelling 100-mile running race

11 Dec
Macauley Jones has excelled in a 100-mile running race through Kosciuszko National Park
  • Macauley Jones puts body to the test in 100-mile running race

  • Jones places fourth in gruelling race, finishing in 20 hours

  • BJR driver broke burpees world record back in 2019

Brad Jones Racing driver Macauley Jones has once again put his body to the test in a physical challenge, this time in a 100-mile running race.

Jones, 29, finished fourth in a 100-mile running race through Kosciuszko National Park over the weekend.

The second-generation driver is no stranger to physical challenges; in June 2019, he set a new Guiness World Record for number of chest-to-ground burpees performed in an hour.

Then aged just 24, Jones ticked off 870 burpees in 60 minutes, beating the previous record by 19.

Come the weekend, and Jones faced a gruelling loop through the New South Wales Snowy Mountains region.


Finishers had to cover 164.6km, and climb 4738m in a challenge described by organisers as the "ultimate Ultra-Trail experience”.

The challenges sees runners pass through alpine meadows to forests, going through Perisher Valley and passing iconic alpine locations like Charlotte Pass, Guthega and Sponars Chalet.

Runners had up to 36 hours to complete the route, with the race starting at 5:30am local time on Friday.

Jones took fourth in a time of 20:18:25s, with Chris Lenkic victorious with a time of 19:23:07s.

The #96 Pizza Hut Camaro driver finished 22nd overall in the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, with a best finish of seventh at Albert Park and Darwin.

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