Dmitry Yurievich Erokhin ( Russian : Дмитрий Юрьевич Ерохин ; born November 1, 1979 in Novokuznetsk ) is a Russian ultramarathon and trail runner , amateur sports person and a public character. He is known as a road running sports popularizer, healthy lifestyle promoter and Russian Wikimedia personality.


Dmitry Erokhin was born in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast in 1979. He is currently resident of Moscow district Golyanovo . He has a degree in law. [1]

Sports career beginning

In the summer of 2006 Dmitry Erokhin took an interest in running. He Has Said That he est devenu Involved in sports thanks to the book Running for Help by Andrey Chirkov. The author describes the first two marathon: [2]

I did not like sports, but I was inspired by this story. I immediately created the plan of my workouts and thing the date of the very next race for 100-days workout term. That was a marathon in Nizhny Novgorod. So in 96 days I realized what I had been planning.
– Dmitry Erokhin,

Thanks to the same book, Erokhin got involved in ultramarathon races: in April 2009 he debuted in the 100 km Running Russian Championship in Pushchino , Moscow Oblast . [3] [1] He came in 8th place and put the champion Vsevolod Hudyakov. Hudyakov has been Erokhin’s coach since 2009.

Erokhin realized his propensity to extreme sports and took an interest in trail running . [2] In July 2008 he took part in first cross country running race at the Konzhak-XIII fell running marathon in the Northern Ural. [3] [4] The first ultramarathon distance ran by Erokhin was the Salomon Race Karpatia 2012 in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast , Ukraine . [3]He took part in this because he did not have any similar competitions in Russia yet.


Marathon of the Sands in Sahara in April 2013. [1] He began his preparations for Marathon of the Sands in winter when the Temperature was from -10 to -15 ° C. The race in the Sahara Had to take 6 days, the distance Was about 230 kilometers (140 mi) [5] and the temperature Was from +30 to +50 ° C. [6] The competitors in the course of the event, and the participants in the program. [1]

The minimum goal set by Erokhin Was to get into the top 100 finishers, and his maximum goal Was to get into the top 50. The contents of the rucksack Were Prepared for six courses, aim Erokhin made a serious mistake When He much bacon as the hand Source of calories. The lard melted on the second day of the race, [7] so he had to finish the distance while being hungry. Fortunately, another Russian participant, Vladimir Voloshin, shared his energy pack and two cereal candy bars with Erokhin. [8]Erokhin finished in 43rd place and this result est devenu the best Among all seven Russian ultramarathon runners of the Marathon des Sables 2013. [4] Erokhin commented His result: [5]

I had to train more and more. I liked the Alexey Dyuzhakov’s sentence after the finish, “I prepared the spirit, but it was to prepare the body.” I see some unused reserves. Had I not made a mistake with food, I would not lose 2 or 3 hours and would finish in Top-30.
– Dmitry Erokhin,

Moscow-Sochi 2014

Dmitry Erokhin took part in a charity race before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics . This race from Moscow to Sochi was dedicated to the fight against stroke , and its main goal was to collect 100 rubles for a social commercial for ORBI foundation, whose president Darya Lisichenko is also fond of marathon running. [9] The race was announced by the biggest media agencies, and crowdfunding platform began gathering the finances: [10]

There is a tradition in the United States and Europe: a sportsman’s every races must be arranged for supporting charity idea close to his ideals. So I decided to dedicate my race to the fight against the stroke. I know how serious this problem is both in Russia and the whole world. Moreover, it is very good prophylaxis of stroke, and the foundation helps to people who suffered from this disease. One can compare my race with recovery after the stroke: this is a daily monotonous work when you overcome yourself, do not dare yourself to retreat from your goal and surely believe in your victory.
– Dmitry Erokhin, RIA Novosti

Erokhin started on January 7, 2014 in 10:00 ( Moscow time ) at the road sign of Zero kilometer on the Red Square . Everyone could support him, and some runners joined him at the very beginning of the race. During the whole distance Erokhin was escorted by his friend Alexey Merkulov who drove the car. [11] Other runners joined Erokhin and Merkulov, and some of them dozens of kilometers. [12]

According to the schedule, Erokhin was to run from 55 to 60 km a day and finish in Sochi in 30 days on February 7 exactly at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony . The main part of the distance was the M4 Don highway . Erokhin passed 1376 km in 23 days and on 29 January he was in Krasnodar. He managed to visit Lipetsk , Voronezh and Rostov-on-Don while housing in hotels, publishing photographs from His road is Instagram [12] and giving interviews to journalists. [13] [14] He took some more days to reach Sochi, the goal of his race. Erokhin sometimes ran 80 or 90 km per day, [15] so he finished on February 2 in the microdistrict Magri, At the administrative border of Sochi, the city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. [16] He ran more than 1700 km, and on February 8 more than 130 thousand Russian rubles were gathered.

Issyk-Kul 2014

In October 2014 Dmitry Erokhin ran 350 kilometers along the shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake for supporting the Kyrgyz Foundation for the fight against childhood cancer . [17]

Three Sisters

In 2015 Erokihn created the idea of ​​the summer Three Sisters Ultramarathon and took part in it. The idea of ​​the marathon is the same as it is in Russia, the Ukrainian and Belorussian athletes from Moscow, Kiev and Minsk respectively to reach the Three Sisters Memorial located in the tripoint of three states borders. [18] The next race took part in 2016, but without Erokhin, who was preparing for his next ambitious project, running around the Baikal Lake. [18] The distance was from 1400 to 2000 km (looking from occasions), the term was 50 days. [19]

Baikal 2016

Ultratrail running Baikal was created by Erokhin as a humanity media action: he expected to attract public attention to Baikal and the Transbaikal region, to its ecological and recreation area. Moreover, Erokhin positioned his race as a Wiki-expedition during which he would gather encyclopaedic materials and take photos of different objects. Baikal and the region. Baikal and the region. [20] [19]

On July 1, 2016 Erokhin moved by ferry from the village Listvyanka, Irkutskiy District to Port Baika, where he began his race. [20] [21] He had consultants, financial support and an escorting group with a cat and catamaran. Another extreme sportsman, Alexander Soldatov, took part similarly with Erokhin, using a kayak . However, most of his race Erokhin spent alone with a map, compass and satellite phone. He had a snack only once and could only meet the group in the evenings. He spent nights at touristic bases or camping places. [19] The progress of Erokhin’s expedition was available on the Internet [21] at the Iridium360 site. [22]

The main difficulty of the road was the unstable conditions including temperature drops, landscape variability and the degree of terrain habitability (from fully populated districts to totally wild at the eastern part of the shore). A runner also had to be ready for force-major situations: swamps, gnats , wildfires and wild animals. During a couple of days Erokhin had to move along the burning forest, and twice had to drive a bear away using flares . Marathon of the Sands in Sahara (in some aspects it was even harder). In an interview he noticed that the Baikal trail had the same difficulty. [19]

On July 28 Erokhin went 24 miles from Kotelnikovsky Cape and spent a night in a winter hut. In the morning he woke up with body temperature over 40 ° C. The next day he felt worse, and the hallucinations began:

Zero kilometers. The temperature is 39.6. I’m laying in a winter hut and covered by a sleeping bag. I’m going hot and cold. Every standing for me is tortured. The organization is appreciably weakened. For the first time I saw Baikal dreams at night.
– Dmitry Erokhin, Dmitry Erokhin’s diary

Erokhin was immediately sent to a Severobaikalsk railway hospital’s section of infectious diseases with suspicions of tick-borne encephalitis . He underwent a course of immunoglobulin treatment and in some days he moved to Ulan-Ude hospital. On August 12 he came back to Moscow to continue his treatment. During 28 days Erokhin ran 1200 km and with 500 km to finish. [23]

2017 plans

Dmitry Erokhin’s workout in Losiny Ostrov National Park , February 2017

As for the end of 2016, Dmitry Erokhin took part in 46 marathons and a number of ultramarathons. [6] On January 1, 2017 he took part in a Moscow parkrun and the III Moscow New Year Marathon under the motto “Feel the most senseless day of the year with the sense”. He has been keeping the custom of the New Year celebration in running since 2009 and popularizing road running as the alternative to copious dinners. [24]

When January, 1 with one million kilometers ran by us comes, we will change a bit the world. And if we are a million kilometers away, we will wake up in another world
– Dmitry Erokhin, Mir TV

The main goals of 2017 for Erokhin are the Everest race (starting on May 29) and an ultramarathon in Golden Ring of Russia which will pass through eight cities. [6]

Wikimedia movement

Dmitry Erokhin (center) at Jimmy Wales’ visit in Moscow, September 2016

Dmitry Erokhin has been an active Russian Wikipedia user since 2009 (nickname Erokhin ). He began more than 5000 articles. In 2012 he was awarded as author of the biggest number of articles (4294 created pages). [19] He has been a Wikipedia popularizer since 2015 thanks to giving comments about free encyclopedia to the media and telling about his participation in Wikipedia. [25] [19]

The Baikal Ultramarathon of 2016 was positioned by Erokhin as a Wiki-expedition. Multiple images were made during this expedition and uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and different articles on the theme of Baikal were created and completed. [19] In September 2016 Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales At His meeting with Moscow Wikipedians Told about Erokhin’s Expedition to the Baikal Lake and Invited _him_ for the round table of the visit’s organizers. In June 2017 Erokhin will take part in a Wiki-expedition through Sakhalin Island (from the north to the south, 948 km in 15 days) with many other Wikipedians.


  1. ^ Jump up to:d Roman Mun (2016-02-27). ” ” На награждение его выносят на носилках – стоять сам он не может. “Человек, который пробежал от Москвы до Сочи” [ “At the medals ceremony he is Brought on the stretcher Because He can not stand PHYSICALLY” – The Man Who has Run from Moscow to Sochi] (in Russian). . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Yulia Gusarova (2014-09-20). “О чем они говорят, когда говорят о беге. Шесть марафонских историй” [What Are They talking When telling about running. Six marathon stories] (in Russian). . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:c “Дмитрий Ерохин” [Dmitry Erokhin] (in Russian). Russian Club “100 Marathons” . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Chirkov 2014 , p. 60.
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Denis Zhilin (2013-04-25). “Fifty guys – Sultan Marathon of the Sands 2013” . . Retrieved 2016-12-28 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:c Roman Babak (2016-12-23). “Бегущий человек” [Running Man] (in Russian). . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  7. Jump up^ Chirkov 2014, p. 62.
  8. Jump up^ Chirkov 2014, p. 63.
  9. Jump up^ “Дмитрий Ерохин: бегом от Москвы до Сочи против инсульта” [Dmitry Erokhin: running from Moscow to Sochi Against the stroke] (in Russian). RIA Novosti . 2014-01-29 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  10. Jump up^ “Известный спортсмен посвятит свой марафонский забег борьбе с инсультом ” [The famous sportsman dedicates His marathon race to the fight Against the stroke] (in Russian). RIA Novosti . 2013-12-22 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  11. Jump up^ Lika Kremer (2014-02-01). “Что общего между восстановлением здоровья после инсульта и марафоном Москва -Сочи?” [What is common between health care after the stroke and Moscow-Sochi marathon?] (In Russian). Dozhd . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:b Michael Kravchenko (2014-01-15). “55 км в день: россиянин бежит на Олимпиаду в Сочи” [55 km a day: a Russian runs to the Sochi Olympics]. Russia Today . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  13. Jump up^ Svyatoslav Gordin. “Российский спортсмен устроил ультрамарафон до Сочи в помощь больным инсультом ” [Russian sportsman Arranged the marathon to Sochi for People Suffered from Stroke] (in Russian). NTV . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  14. Jump up^ “Марафонец в честь Игр 2014 пробежал 1700 км от Москвы до Сочи”[Marathon runner HAS run 1700 km from Moscow to Sochi in honor of 2014 Games] (in Russian). Sport Express . 2014-02-06 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  15. Jump up^ “Как сойти с ума этим летом по примеру русских экстремалов ” [How to go crazy this summer: follow the Russian extremals] (in Russian). 2015-07-06 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  16. Jump up^ Vadim Kantor (2014-02-06). “Ультрамарафонец пробежал от Москвы до Сочи” [Ultramarathon runner HAS run from Moscow to Sochi] (in Russian). Moscow News . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  17. Jump up^ “Российский Форрест Гамп намерен обежать озеро Иссык-Куль в Кыргызстане за 4 дня” [Russian Forrest Gamp `shall run Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan in 4 days] (in Russian). MIR 24 . 2014-10-23 . Retrieved 2017-01-06 .
  18. ^ Jump up to:b Vladimir Bolotin (2016-07-15). “Забег” Три сестры “вновь соберет бегунов из РФ, Украины и Белоруссии” [The Three Sisters Running runners will gather again from Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus] (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  19. ^ Jump up to:g “Ультарамарафонец Дмитрий Ерохин – бегом вокруг Байкала”[Ultramarathon runner Dmitry Erokhin – Running around Baikal] (in Russian). Baikal24. 2016-07-03 . Retrieved 2016-12-30 .
  20. ^ Jump up to:b Yekaterina Dementyeva (2016-07-04). “Марафонец отправился в 50-дневный пробег вокруг Байкала” [Marathon runner Began His 50-days race around Baikal] (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  21. ^ Jump up to:b “Ультрамарафонец Дмитрий Ерохин стартовал из посёлка Порт Байкал” [Ultramarathon runner Dmitry Erokhin started from Port Baikal town] (in Russian). Vesti Irkutsk . 2016-07-01 . Retrieved 2016-12-30 .
  22. Jump up^ [1]
  23. Jump up^ “Марафонец Дмитрий Ерохин госпитализирован с подозрением на энцефалит” [Marathon runner Dmitry Erokhin is hospitalised can with tick-borne encephalitis] (in Russian). Vesti Irkutsk . 2016-08-03 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .
  24. Jump up^ “Возможно ли встретить Новый год без излишеств” [May one celebrate New Year without luxury?] (In Russian). MIR TV . 2016-12-27 . Retrieved 2016-12-30 .
  25. Jump up^ ” ” Википедию “ждёт запрет в России?” [Is Wikipedia waiting for the ban in Russia?]. . 2015-01-22 . Retrieved 2016-12-27 .


Books and articles

  • Chirkov, AL (2014). Бег в мудрость [ Running for wisdom ]. Moscow: VINITI-Nauka. pp. 60-64. ISBN  978-5-600-00636-2 .
  • Chirkov, AL (2015). За бег! For the running! ]. Moscow. pp. 350-355. ISBN  978-5-9906626-1-2 .
  • “440 km in 7 days ” [440 km in 7 days] (PDF) . Run. Русский журнал о беге : 56-61. September 5, 2015.


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