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2013 World 24 hour Championship May 11-12 (Read 63 times)

DoppleBock


    Yes Sabrina, new ladies mark

     

    Yes Jon Olsen - PR, 2nd best all time and yes John Dennis - New PR

     

    No Joe Fejes - Hell of a performance as it always take a 3rd solid scorer to win a wolrd championship, but he did run 156.626 miles at Deser Solstice mid-december in 2012

    http://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=16212

     

    Sabrina Little nee Moran just broke Connie's 24 hour record, yes?  Also a new 24 hour PR for RA'er Joe Fejes?  Every year recently, Team USA performances have been extraordinary and inspiring.

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

    2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

     


       

      No Joe Fejes - Hell of a performance as it always take a 3rd solid scorer to win a wolrd championship, but he did run 156.626 miles at Deser Solstice mid-december in 2012

       

      You're so right.  I forgot about that. But, like you say, hell of a performance.

      2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.

      DoppleBock


        Wow it was close for the men between silver and bronze ~ Japan took it by 560 meters or 187 meters per runner

        http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

        2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

         


        Uh oh... now what?

          http://www.ultrarunning.com/ultra/features/news/americans-dominate-world-.shtml

           

          Small blurb on the UltraRunning Web site, should have listed top U.S. finishers instead

          of just the top five... Runner's World's idea of an article was to link to UR.  It was great

          to follow, but terrible hard to get up and go to work yesterday morning at 6:30...  Joe

          already has a post on the 'list.

           

          Happy second half of spring to all.


          Uh oh... now what?

            From:  http://www.iau-ultramarathon.org/

             

            Olsen and Kudo win in Steenbergen 24 Hour World and European Championships

            The International Association of Ultrarunners organized the 10th IAU World
            and 19th European Championships in Steenbergen, the Netherlands on May
            11-12th 2013.

            The day-night event was organized on May 11-12th 2013 and saw 261 athletes
            participating from 22 federations.

            The race was organized on a fairly flat course measuring 2.34 kilometers in
            the heart of Steenbergen. The picturesque town is a 2 hour drive from
            Amsterdam and is set in a beautiful region.

            Jon Olsen (USA) took top honours in the men’s race. He ran a distance of
            269.675km leading the way. John Dennis (USA) finished in 2nd place running
            a distance of 262.734km followed by Florian Reus (GER) running 259.939km.

            In the absence of Mike Morton (USA), winner of last year’s championships,
            Reus and Ludovic Dilmi featured as pre-race favourites. As the race
            progressed, there were several lead changes in the men’s field. Toshiro
            Naraki (JPN), Janis Actins (LAT) and Andrzej Radzikowski (POL) all took
            share in the leads first the first half of the race.

            Around the 12 hour mark Olsen took the lead running strong and never
            relinquished it after that. Even when the weather was harsh at night with
            hail stones and thunder showers, Olsen continued his strong performance,
            never really slowing down to jeopardise his placing.

            However, behind him big changes were being made. Naraki move down from the
            lead spot but attempted to hold on to a podium spot battling briefly with
            veteran 24 hour runner Anatoly Kruglicov (RUS). Both these runners finished
            in the top 10 at the end. Dennis made his move in the last three quarters
            of the race shortly followed by the ever efficient Reus who saw his
            opportunity in the early morning hours to firm up a podium spot.

            In the European Championships, defending champion, Reus took home the gold.
            He was followed in the silver and bronze medal spots by Kruglicov (RUS) and
            Timur Ponomarev (RUS) with distances of 257.040km and 256.666km
            respectively. In the team world championships, United States of America
            took home the gold followed by Japan and Germany. In the European team
            competition, Germany won gold with Russia and Italy in the silver and
            bronze medal positions, respectively.

            In the women’s race, Mami Kudo (JPN) won the gold medal with a distance of
            252.205km. Sabrina Little (USA) finished in 2nd place running 244.669km
            followed by Suzanna Bon (USA) who ran 236.228km.

            The women’s race, shaped up pretty fast with Mikie Sakane (JPN) taking the
            early lead and Elizabeth Hawker (GBR) running a consistent 2nd until the 9
            hour mark when Kudo made her move from the bronze medal position to move up
            a spot.

            However, Kudo seeing several goals in sight was not contend in that spot
            and moved past her teammate Sakane in the 15 hour mark to hold on to her
            lead until the noon stoppage time on May 12th. When the final gun went off,
            Kudo had not only become a world champion but also established a new
            World’s Best Performance (WBP) for 24 Hour Roads. The previous WBP was held
            by Lizzy Hawker and stood at 2467.076km.

            This was truly a brave performance considering the tough weather conditions
            the athletes had to endure for majority of the night. However, this did not
            deter Kudo and several other athletes who established continental, national
            and personal bests.

            Also, around the same time, in the third quarter of the race, Little made
            her move to solidify her strong pre-race showing to firmly lock up the
            silver medal spot. Following her Bon concentrated on a strong night running
            to establish her in the ultrarunning ranks by finishing in 3rd place.

            In the European Championships, former world champion Anne-Marie Vernet
            (FRA) took home the gold with 229.393km, followed by Cecile Nissen (FRA)
            and Sharon Law (GBR) who ran 227.618km and 226.107km, respectively. In the
            world team competition, The United States of America took gold, followed by
            Japan in silver and France in bronze. In the European team competition,
            France took home the gold, followed by Great Britain and Germany in silver
            and bronze positions, respectively.

            The race was outstanding to watch. Several national records, national age
            group records and personal bests were set on this course.

            Nadeem Khan
            Director of Communications
            nadeem.khan@iau-ultramarathon.org


            Results 24hr World & European Championships 2013, Steenbergen, the
            Netherlands

            Men:

            Gold --- Jon Olsen USA 269.675 km
            Silver --- John Dennis USA 262.734 km
            Bronze --- Florian Reus GER 259.939 km (1st European Championship)
            4th Place --- Anatoly Kruglicov RUS 257.040 km (2nd European Championship)
            5th Place --- Timur Ponomarev RUS 256.666 km (3rd European Championship)

            Women:

            Gold --- Mami Kudo JPN 252.205 km
            Silver --- Sabrina Little USA 244.669 km
            Bronze --- Suzanna Bon USA 236.228 km
            5th Place --- Anne-Marie Vernet FRA 229.393 km (1st European Championship)
            7th Place --- Cecile Nissen FRA 227.618 km (2nd European Championship)
            8th Place --- Sharon Law GBR 226.107 km (3rd European Championship)

            Team Competition Men:

            Gold --- United States of America 780.552 km
            Silver --- Japan 752.567 km
            Bronze --- Germany 752.007 km (1st European Championship)
            4th Place --- Russia 748.162 km (2nd European Championship)
            5th Place ---   Italy 715.739 km (3rd European Championship)

            Team Competition Women:

            Gold --- United States of America 710.599 km
            Silver --- Japan 705.582 km
            Bronze --- France 670.698 km (1st European Championship)
            4th Place --- Great Britain 658.357 km (2nd European Championship)
            5th Place --- Germany 651.117 km

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