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World Treadmill Records set at Chaski Challenge

WORLD TREADMILL RECORDS SET AT CHASKA 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.

Written By: Peter Engelbrecht

Peter Engelbrecht is the owner of Speedy Sneakers Racing and a former NCAA All-American in Track and Field.

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