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Des Linden smashes 50K WR (Read 156 times)

bhearn


    I guess I should really make a new post, because this is bigger news than the 50K WR. (It won't get anywhere near the same coverage, though, because Des Linden.)

     

    Aleksandr Sorokin broke Zach Bitter's 100-mile World Record last weekend, in his 100-mile debut. It was 11:19, now 11:15. And he kept running to break Zach's 12-hour WR as well.

     

    https://www.irunfar.com/2021/04/aleksandr-sorokin-runs-new-100-mile-and-12-hour-world-records.html

     

    https://centurionrunning.com/reports/2021/track-100-2021-race-report

     

    I had a heads up on the attempt from an obscure podcast I follow, pre-race interview with Sorokin. He didn't actually say he was going for the WR, but based on his bona fides (24-hour world champion; 22:04 Spartathlon, second only to Kouros; fastest 100K in the world last year) I knew it was absolutely worth following. I'm glad I did!

    wcrunner2


    Are we there, yet?

       

      I had a heads up on the attempt from an obscure podcast I follow, pre-race interview with Sorokin. He didn't actually say he was going for the WR, but based on his bona fides (24-hour world champion; 22:04 Spartathlon, second only to Kouros; fastest 100K in the world last year) I knew it was absolutely worth following. I'm glad I did!

       

      And a thank you for posting the link on FB where I was able to follow his progress.

       

      2021 Races:

           05/15/21 - 3DATF 50K

           TBD - 12-hour

           TBD - 100K (maybe)
           TBD - 24-hour (maybe)

       

      zebano


        I guess I should really make a new post, because this is bigger news than the 50K WR. (It won't get anywhere near the same coverage, though, because Des Linden.)

         

        Aleksandr Sorokin broke Zach Bitter's 100-mile World Record last weekend, in his 100-mile debut. It was 11:19, now 11:15. And he kept running to break Zach's 12-hour WR as well.

         

        https://www.irunfar.com/2021/04/aleksandr-sorokin-runs-new-100-mile-and-12-hour-world-records.html

         

        https://centurionrunning.com/reports/2021/track-100-2021-race-report

         

        I had a heads up on the attempt from an obscure podcast I follow, pre-race interview with Sorokin. He didn't actually say he was going for the WR, but based on his bona fides (24-hour world champion; 22:04 Spartathlon, second only to Kouros; fastest 100K in the world last year) I knew it was absolutely worth following. I'm glad I did!

         

        I saw that then, absurd. Congrats to Sorokin.

        1600 - 5:23 (2018), 5k - 19:33 (2018), 10k - 45:24 (2017), half - 1:38:57 (2018), Mary - 3:37:17 (2018)

          Good post!

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