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Ethiopian runner breaks women-only world 50K report in South Africa

Ethiopian runner breaks women-only world 50K report in South Africa


Ethiopia’s Emane Seifu Hayile broke the women-only 50K report at a race in South Africa on Sunday, operating 3:00:29. Competing within the Nedbank Runified Breaking Limitations Ultramarathon in Gqeberha, a coastal South African metropolis, Hayile shaved virtually 4 full minutes off the earlier women-only world report. She was lower than a minute off American Des Linden‘s 50K girls’s mixed-gender race world report of two:59:54 from 2021. 

Girls-only races imply that there are not any males within the area. Due to the potential profit that feminine runners can obtain whereas pacing off male athletes, World Athletics acknowledges two forms of data for street races, making it potential for Hayile’s 50K report to co-exist with the one belonging to Linden, which she ran alongside male pacers. 

Regardless of operating in a women-only race, Hayile got here extraordinarily near claiming the outright 50K world report, ending mere seconds behind Linden’s time. She ran with two fellow Ethiopians and a Swedish athlete within the opening levels of the race, passing by way of 10K in simply over 36 minutes and 15K in 54. At round 20K, Hayile and her compatriots dropped the Swedish runner and carried on in a three-way battle. On the midway mark, the trio clocked a cut up of 1:30:28, simply shy of sub-three-hour tempo. 

Over the following 10K or so, Hayile dropped her two remaining challengers, and by the 40K checkpoint she was virtually a minute forward of second place. She clocked a 2:32 marathon and managed to speed up as she neared the end, crossing the road simply north of three hours. Hayile gained the race by six minutes and bettered the women-only report by 4 minutes. 

“I’m misplaced for phrases and don’t know find out how to describe it,” Hayile instructed World Athletics after the race. “All in all, it was an thrilling occasion. I’m very blissful.”

Within the males’s race, South Africa’s Tete Dijana ran a course report of two:39:04. This result’s the second-fastest 50K of all time, sitting simply 20 seconds behind American CJ Albertson‘s world report of two:38:44, which he ran in Oct. 2022. 



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