Sara Hall breaks treadmill half-marathon record
American Sara Room broke the women’s treadmill world record on Saturday, clocking a time of 1:09:03 in a virtual event called the Chaski Challenge. The event was hosted by the Chaski Endurance Collective, an online coaching company, and saw three men and three women break records ranging from the half marathon to the 100km treadmill. Numerous treadmill world records were broken in 2020, running 50km and 100 miles up to a 30-day effort, and over the weekend eight more records were broken thanks to Hall and five other runners. elite.
Women HM – WR, Sara Hall
Women’s Marathon – WR, Renée Metivier
50K women – WR, Renée Metivier
Men HM – WR, John Raneri
Men’s Marathon – WR, Tyler Andrews
50K men – WR, Tyler Andrews
100K men – WR, Mario Mendoza
– Chaski endurance collective (@ChaskiEndurance) June 7, 2020
Half Marathon Records
The men’s and women’s treadmill half-marathon records were broken on Saturday. On the men’s side, John raneri (who has a PB half marathon of 1:01:51) ran a 1:03:08, breaking the previous record of 29 seconds. Before Saturday, the women’s half marathon record was 1:20:43, but it was broken twice, first by Renée Métivier then through Hall. Métivier posted a time of 1:19:29 en route to her 50 km record, and just two hours later, Hall, a former Pan Am Games gold medalist who has a 1:08:58 semi -marathon to his name, topped the mark yet again, finishing 21.1K in 1:09:03.
RELATED: By the Numbers: Treadmill World Record Breakdowns
Marathon and 50 km
The marathon and 50km records were also lowered for both men and women on Saturday. Métivier set both records for women, adding to the half marathon record she set earlier in the race. She ran a 2:41:11 marathon to break the 2:42:07 record, and 8 km later set the 50 km record in 3:11:38, smashing the previous record of 3: 51:25.
For men, Tyler andrews broke the marathon record of 2:20:45, going through 42.2K in 2:17:56. He continued for another 25 minutes to complete the 50K in 2:42:51. Prior to Saturday, Andrews was also the owner of the men’s treadmill half-marathon record, which he set in 2015. This is the fourth time in 2020 that the men’s 50 km record has been lowered, with the previous record returning to April when the Swiss orienteering champion Matthias kyburz ran a 2:56:35.
RELATED: Zach Bitter Breaks 100-Mile Treadmill World Record in 12:09:15
50 miles and 100K
Mario mendoza was the first man to break the 50km treadmill record in 2020, which he ran in January, but on Saturday he was not looking to reclaim that title. Instead, he doubled up and ran the 100K, clocking the world’s best time of 6:39:25. The final record of the day came from Regina Lopez in the women’s 50-mile (80K). Lopez crossed the virtual finish line in 8:41:37, ending the evening on a high for the Chaski Challenge, which saw eight records fall in total.
For the full results of the Chaski Challenge, Click here.