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100 Mile World Record Set By Aleksandr Sorokin

Aleksandr Sorokin

Photo by Steve Ashworth Media

Yesterday (April 25th) saw a new World Record set by Aleksandr Sorokin (LTU) at the invitational Centurion Running Track 100 at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford Kent. CR provided excellent media coverage with updates and videos throughout the day. Aleksandr’s time of 11:14:56 surpassed the record set by Zach Bitter by 4 minutes and he went on to set a new World Best for 12 hours.
CR posted a list of records set (subject to ratification):

Aleksandr Sorokin WR 100 miles 11.14.56, WR 12 hours 170.309km, WR 150km 10.27.48, Lithuanian 50 mile 5.21.01
Samantha Amend British women’s 100 mile record 14.34.03, British FV40 6 hour record 72.995km
Andy Jordan MV55 British 50 mile record 6.11.36, MV55 British 6 hour record 78.222km
Ali Young FV45 British 100 mile record 15.41.17, FV45 British 12 hour record 125.019km
Jo Newens FV50 British 100 mile record 16.32.39, FV50 British 12 hour 121.976km, FV50 British 50 mile 7.15.25, FV50 British 6 hour 68.20km

There’s an excellent race report posted on their website: www.centurionrunning.com and a link to their video episodes on Youtube.
Photo by Steve Ashworth Media
Congratulations to the athletes and the organisers who did a great job in producing a world class ultrarunning event.