American ultrarunner Camille Herron has demolished one more document, this time in Greece on the fortieth version of the long-lasting Spartathlon occasion. Herron completed third total on the 153-mile course, besting the course document (24:48:18 set by Patrycja Bereznowska in 2018) by greater than two hours to complete in 22 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds.
Herron, who was third total, was adopted by Finnish runner Noora Honkala in 23:23:02 as second girl, and Satu Lipiäinen, additionally of Finland, rounding out the rostrum in 23:48:36.
2023 Spartathlon Champion and new course document of twenty-two:35:30 for 153 miles! Earlier ladies’s document was 24:48:18 by Patrycja Bereznowska in 2017. pic.twitter.com/csw2qowGUC
— Camille Herron 🦸♀️ (@runcamille) October 1, 2023
Spartathlon was created to observe the traditional journey of Pheidippides, a courier mentioned to have run the gap between Athens and Sparta to hunt reinforcements throughout a battle. The course traverses roads and trails, with 1,200 metres elevation achieve.
This yr’s race additionally noticed a course document on the lads’s aspect, with Fotis Zisimopoulos successful in 19:55:09–the primary particular person to finish the race beneath 20 hours. Zisimopoulos beat ultrarunning nice Yiannis Kouros‘s longstanding document of 20:25:00, set in 1984. Zisimopoulous win was his third consecutive, and he was adopted by Norway’s Simen Holvik in 22:17:23 and Uruguay’s Fernando Andres Roman Martinez in 23:32:59.
Fotis Zisimopoulos of Greece #spartathlon for the third yr in a row. He completed in about 19:54:29, which broke the course document set in 1984 by Yiannis Kouros of 20:25:00 pic.twitter.com/84Mq8Hg1oq
— UltraRunningHistory (@UltraRunningHis) October 1, 2023
Herron provides this achievement to her appreciable ultrarunning accomplishments and world data, and earlier in 2023 set a number of masters world data and American data on the Raven 24-Hour race in South Carolina, working 150.43K in 12 hours, after which crossing the 100-mile mark in 12:52:50. She adopted that efficiency by beating her personal 48-hour document in March, working a mind-boggling 435.336K on the Sri Chinmoy 48-Hour Competition in Canberra, Australia.
“An epic journey within the footsteps of Pheidippides,” Camille captioned a put up of her race information on X. At 41, Herron is the youngest girl to be inducted into the 100,000 Lifetime Miles Membership (which she was in 2022). The prolific runner has now surpassed 107,000 miles.
For full outcomes of the 2023 Spartathlon, head right here.