The American ultrarunner ran nearly 163 miles to set a new women’s world record for 24hr running.
Fast Running Website reports that ultrarunner Camille Herron set a new world best at the Desert Solstice Invitational 24hr race in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday (December 9)
The Nike athlete broke the world record for 100 miles last year and set a 12 hour best too, but this is her first full effort at the 24hr distance.
The event, organized by Aravaipa Running, has 33 athletes running around a 400m track at Central High School in Midtown, Phoenix. Runners all have targets of open and age group National and World records.
Camille Herron sets new all-surface 24-hour world record with more than 162.80 miles at the 2018 Desert Solstice Track Invitational. Official distance of partial last lap to be measured. She ran 24 hr World Best- 162.919 mi in 8:50 per mi
When the gun went off at 8:00 on Saturday morning the intrepid runners all headed off casually around the first bend of many ahead. The goal was simple, to run as many laps as possible in a 24hr period. Apart from changing direction every four hours, there wasn’t much more to it.