World Treadmill Records set at Chaski Challenge

Sara Hall and John Raneri set the pace with super fast half marathons!

How fast can you run on a treadmill?  Have you ever tried breaking a record or even your own personal best while logging miles on a treadmill?  With Covid-19 impacted many events around the world, events such as the Chaski Challenge provide a welcome opportunity for a number of elite athletes to let it fly.

On Saturday June 6, 2020 at the Chaski Challenge, Sara Hall a former middle distance running star at Stanford University really let it fly with a fantastic 69:03 World Half Marathon treadmill record.  What is so, WOW! about this time is that it is just slightly off her own personal best time of 68:58!  Can you imagine running on a treadmill and being so close to your own outdoor personal best?  Too bad Olympics aren’t run on treadmills; Sara may be the gold medalist.

Men’s Half Marathon World Record

In the men’s division, former North Carolina Tar Heel, John Raneri ran the half marathon in 63:08 to set a new World Record.  Raneri was a two time NCAA Cross Country Championship qualifier at North Carolina.  He also has personal best of 29:48 in the 10k and 14:07 in the 5k.

Other times, included women’s marathon winner, Renee Metivier in a time of 2:40.55 and men’s marathon winner, Tyler Andrews in a time of 2:17.56.

A 100k Anyone?

For those who see a 50 kilometer event as “you are just starting”, how about Mario Mendoza winning the 100km event in 6 hours 39:25.  That’s on a treadmill.

Chip timing and finish line services provided by Speedy Sneakers Racing using IPICO timing systems.

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