14 Nov '17, 5pm

Her pace was 4:44... for 160K!

Camille Herron, the winner of the 2017 Comrades Marathon, averaged 4:44 per K for 160K on the weekend. Her time of 12:42:39 is a world record. The 35-year-old American won, outright, the Tunnel Hill 100-Miler, a runnable trail race consisting of a crushed limestone course , in Vienna, Ill. on Nov. 11. The next closest competitor was Mike Bialick in 13:02:43. The third-place finisher didn’t arrive for nearly two hours after Herron. The previous women’s 100-mile world record was 13:45:49, held by Gina Slaby from 2016, as Herron improved the benchmark by more than one hour. Herron split the first 50 miles (80K) in, according to race results , a staggering 6:07:53, or 4:34 per K pace. “Over the moon to set a new 100-mile world record of 12:42:39 at the #TunnelHill100,” Herron wrote on Instagram. “Also surpassed the 100-mile trail FKTs for both men and women. It was a really sp...

Full article: https://runningmagazine.ca/camille-herron-2017-tunnel-hil...

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