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Canadian Catrin Jones wins bronze at 50K World Championships

Canadian Catrin Jones finished third at the IAU 50K World Championships in Doha on Friday evening, one of six Canadians in the field.

Run a marathon, and then run some more. That’s what Canadian Catrin Jones did in Qatar’s capital, Doha, on Friday evening winning bronze at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50K World Championships.

Catrin, who is sponsored by Arc’teryx, finished in 3:28:19, four seconds off second place finisher Marija Vrajic of Croatia. Canadian Running contributor Kim Doerksen finished in seventh running 3:36:26.

Full results can be found here.

The United States swept the individual titles as Camille Heron, the 100K world champion, won the women’s race and Tony Migliozzi bested a pair of Kenyans to win the men’s race. Migliozzi is a 2:17 marathoner and qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Terrence Attema was Canada’s top male finisher at the championships finishing 13th overall.

The race was held at Aspire Park in Doha, in what may be the city’s only green-area.

Aspire Park, Qatar
Aspire Park, site of the 2015 IAU 50K World Championships.

Canadian results
3. Catrin Jones 3:28:19
7. Kim Doerksen 3:36:26
18. Alissa St Laurent 4:05:53

13. Terrence Attema 3:09:46
26. Cleve Thorson 3:27:17
DNF. Ryne Melcher

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