Mike Wardian and Susannah Gill win World Marathon Challenge
Mike Wardian of Arlington, Virginia and Susannah Gill of Great Britain have received the World Marathon Challenge, which happened on seven continents over the past seven days. Wardian completed the overall marathon, in Miami, final night time in 2:53:03. Gill completed in three:26:34, successful all however the first of the seven marathons (she was once 2nd in Antarctica on January 31), environment a brand new global file within the procedure, with a median completing time of three:28. (The earlier ladies’s file of three:55 was once held by means of Becca Pizzi of Belmont, Mass.) Wardian holds the arena file for males, of two:45, from 2017.
I did it!!!! 🏃♀️💪
Miami marathon achieved @WorldMarathon77!!
Finished 777 with a three:26:24 marathon alongside South Beach and set a brand new World Record within the procedure!!
— Susannah Gill (@TheIronLadyRuns) February 7, 2019
The World Marathon Challenge began on January 31 with the primary marathon in Novo, Antarctica, which Wardian received in three:16:43. The 40-participant crew moved on by means of chartered airplane to run marathons in Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago and Miami over the following six days. All 40 individuals completed the day by day marathons inside the allocated time of 7 days.
This is what occurs when I’ve to do a 150m dash end on the finish of a marathon…..🤢
Luckily @MikeAntoniades and the @RunningSchool workforce have had me doing dash periods for months so the engine was once there after I wanted it!! #amazingcoaching #onwards #marathon777 🏃♀️ percent.twitter.com/mvTAHr5ef5
— Susannah Gill (@TheIronLadyRuns) February five, 2019
Gill, 34, has been working for 10 years, and has many marathons and ultramarathons underneath her belt, together with the London Marathon 10 occasions, with a non-public easiest of two:58. She is fundraising for SportsAid, a charity that helps younger British athletes.
Wardian is a unprecedented instance of an ultrarunner who excels at (and turns out to revel in similarly) path and street working. He ran a minimum of 50 races in 2017, together with 17 marathons, an strive on the Barkley Marathons, the Pikes Peak Marathon, the Leadville 100, the Fenway Park Marathon in Boston, and the 400Okay Gobi Ultra, to record just a few. His marathon PB is two:17:49.
After six marathons, Peter Vabrousek of the Czech Republic was once in 2nd place within the males’s effects, and David Field of Australia was once 3rd.
In the ladies’s effects, Kristina Madsen of Denmark was once 2nd, and Stephanie Gicquel of France was once 3rd. It must be famous that even though ultimate effects weren’t to be had, as of marathon quantity six out of 7, Gill and Madsen have been in 3rd and fourth position general.
More data will also be discovered at the World Marathon Challenge Facebook web page, right here.
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