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All-female team third at the Speed Project 5.0

An all-female squad cracked the top three at the Speed Project 5.0, averaging a shocking 4:02/K

The Speed Project is one of the craziest relays in the world. The event is a 340 mile (550K) relay from the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles to Las Vegas. It was first run in 2014 when six runners decided to see how quickly they could cover the distance.

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For the 2019 running of the event there were two all-female teams in the top seven, with the first all-female team finishing third overall, just shy of the former course record, which was set in 2018 at 35:49. The top two teams shattered the old course record, with first place team BRS finishing in 31:15:58, averaging 3:24 per kilometre. 

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Top 7 teams

BRS – 31:15:58
Adidas – 34:15:35
Tempo – (all-female) 37:02:01
Wild Pigeons – 37:34:10
LA Rebels – 37:48:50
Go the Spoils – 38:32:00
Team XX (all-female) – 38:32:00


Canadian teams

Yamajo is a Monteal-based team of 10 runners: David Joseph, Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal, Marjorie Jean-Louis, Daphne Exantus, Youssef El Maaoua, Néma Gaye, Macland Gaudin, Kristina Zujkovic, Joseph Raad, and Laurent Caudrelier. The team had two media team members and a two-person support crew. They were sponsored by lululemon, Saucony, Ciele and Xact nutrition. Jean-Louis said via email that the event has been an amazing experience for the team. 



The second Canadian team was Single Ripple Salvo