Recently, skaters of all kinds challenged themselves at the eleventh 24 Hour Miami Ultraskate. Starting at 7:30AM February 10th 2023 around 200 participants lined up at Homestead Miami Speedway, some of them did not stop until 24 hours later.
In 2023, the start time was a little earlier, but riders we're ready to go.
This year’s racers dealt with extremely rough conditions, it might have been the hottest Ultra ever and a steady wind throughout the day added even more difficulty. Temperatures dropped in the evening but of course in typical Ultraskate fashion, it rained. This year it was a 3am shower. In summary this Ultraskate was not an easy one, all participants and organizers should give themselves an extra pat on the back.
Overall Individual Open Skateboard Winners Right to Left (Stefan Gransow, Germany 3rd Place, Adam Ornelles USA 1st Place, Mathieu Bon France, 2nd place)
Miami Ultraskate is the World’s premier event for endurance skating and the international attendance reflects that. This year saw participants from all over Europe, South America and Asia. We were delighted to see 3 countries (USA, France, Germany) on the Overall Winner podium. Not many people were surprised to see Adam Ornelles take this year’s top spot and achieve a well-deserved performance over the 300 mile mark for the first time. Followed by Mathieu Bon (FR) in second & Stefan Gransow (DE) in third. Other notable performances included Ian Whyte (USA) who set the bar extremely high in the new 60+ category. In the Women’s Category, newcomer Cori Wolff (USA) won with 203.8 miles, good for 8th overall. Another new rider, Cameron McFall (USA) took 7th overall and won the 19-29 men's category. In the SUP category, Ben Bailey also took 1st overall in his first Ultra. Congrats to everyone who participated!
Team Flo-rida vs Team Insanity of Texas
This year’s team competition was fierce. In the open 4 person skateboard category, Florida’s Flo-ridas pushed an impressive 300.2 miles but were ultimately unable to beat the Insanity Team from Texas with 308 miles when the clock ran out. Team SUPSkate lead by Andy Andras accomplished their goal and set an new world record for a SUP Team at 312.44 miles.
The Ultraskate team has shared with us their media from the event on Google Drive as they finish up a wrap up video. Feel free to use these photos as you wish, but please try to tag/credit (Miami Ultraskate.) Also, don't forget to grab your limited edition 2023 Ultraskate Towel here.
Reflecting on 11 years of Ultraskate.
Another Ultraskate has come and gone. As always, we come away inspired and encouraged by how the community comes together for this unique event. Skate. The future is bright for distance skating and we're happy you're all on board for the ride.