Women take top two spots at World Marathon Challenge
After seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, Denmark’s Kristina Madsen emerged victorious in each the ladies’s box and the full standings of the World Marathon Challenge, averaging a girls’s document time of three:25:57 over the seven days. The match spread out with its first marathon in South Africa on February 6 and closed in Miami on February 12.
The festival opened in Cape Town, South Africa, the place China’s Chen Huang took the full win in 2:56:57, whilst Madsen received the ladies’s race and tied with Great Britain’s Luke Wigman tied for fourth total in an similar time of three:10:53.
Madsen were given off to a handy guide a rough get started in Antarctica on Day Two. She received the degree in three:54:20 in temperatures under -20 C. Madsen was once over 12 mins quicker than the following competitor, first-place male Graham Fowke of Great Britain.
The 3rd day of the contest took runners to Perth, Australia. Chen as soon as once more took the full win, however Madsen was once crushed at the girls’s aspect through American runner Jessica Jones.
The subsequent two phases had been in Dubai and Madrid, the place Madsen and Chen received the ladies’s and males’s races, respectively. Up subsequent was once the penultimate marathon of the contest, the South American degree, set in Brazil. Madsen received in a time of three:28:36, over 20 mins quicker than the top male finisher, Philippe Richet of France. Jones was once 10 mins at the back of Madsen in Brazil, incomes her second-place total at the day. Unfortunately for Chen, who had the full lead heading into this degree after successful in Africa, Australia, Asia and Europe, he injured his ankle in Brazil and was once compelled to tug out of the contest.
The 7th and ultimate degree was once in Miami, and Madsen and Jones had been as soon as once more the top of the sector, completing first and moment total forward of Richet, similar because the day sooner than. Of the seven marathons, Madsen received 4 total (she tied with Thiriet in Madrid to percentage the win), and she or he was once the top girl in each and every race rather than in Australia, the place Jones received.
With this sort of dominant appearing, it’s no marvel that Madsen received the contest outright. After the seven marathons, her reasonable time was once three:25:57, a brand new girls’s World Marathon Challenge document. Jones’ reasonable time of three:33:18 received her moment position total, and Miłosz Pasiecznik of Poland rounded out the rostrum and took the win within the males’s race with a mean time of three:35:25.
Here are the top-10 total standings from the race. For whole effects, take a look at the development’s Facebook web page.
|1. Kristina Madsen||Denmark||three:25:57|
|2. Jessica Jones||USA||three:33:18|
|three. Milosz Pasiecznik||Poland||three:35:25|
|four. Olivier Thiriet||France||three:45:26|
|five. Philippe Richet||France||three:47:18|
|6. Luke Wigman||Great Britain||three:51:40|
|7. Rick Steele||USA||four:04:08|
|eight. Suzanne McKeen||Australia||four:07:07|
|nine. Lukasz Urbaniak||Poland||four:07:40|
|10. Lars Crusius||Germany||four:10:16|
if(f.fbq)go back;n=f.fbq=serve as();