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Camille Herron breaks her 100-mile world record

Herron's average pace was four minutes and 44 seconds for 161 kilometres

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On Feb. 19, U.S. ultrarunning legend Camille Herron broke her previous women’s 100-mile world record time of 12:42:40 at the Jackpot Ultras in Nevada, which hosted the 2022 USATF 100-mile Championships. Herron got redemption after her fourth-place finish last year, winning the race outright in 12:41:11, ahead of the first male, Arlen Glick, who was second in 13:10:25. 

Glick won last year’s Javelina Jundred, where Herron won the women’s race and set a new course record.

In the process of setting the 100-mile world record, Herron also broke her previous 12-hour record of 149 kilometres, setting a new record of 152 km. 

In 2020, Herron experienced injuries and setbacks which held her back from competing at her best. “I felt healthy, humbled, hungry to redeem myself, and most importantly, ready to let the magic come out,” Herron said on her social media page after the race. 

Herron, who recently turned 40, beat her previous world record from 2017 by almost a minute and a half – averaging four minutes and 44 seconds per kilometre. 

In 2019, Herron set the 24-hour world record by running a total of 270 kilometres at an average of five minutes and 20 seconds per kilometre.