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PBs (and records) the name of the game at Asics Meta: Time: Trials

Some images of top international racers from the brand's launch event in Spain

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

After launching the new Metaspeed Sky+ and Metaspeed Edge+ yesterday, Asics hosted about 80 of the company’s sponsored athletes to compete in 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, looking to set as many PBs and records as possible. The day was a huge success, with some speedy times and record-setting performances in all three events. Here’s a look back at the exciting day of racing in words and pictures:

Mohamed El Aaraby from Morocco was the first of the three sub-60-min performances in the men’s half-marathon, running 59:54. Behind him were Wiifred Kimitei (KEN), 59:56 and Alfred Kipchirchir Mukche (KEN), 59:56.
Makenna Myler ran 32:39 in the women’s 10K
Sarah Lahti from Sweden ran 31:55 to take second in the women’s 10K
Vicoty Chepngeno from Kenya won the women’s 10K in 31:39
Julia Mayer from Austria set a new national record with her 1:11:13 finish in the half marathon
Yeshi Kalayu from Ethiopia set a PB with her 1:07:30
The men’s lead pack in the half marathon follows their pacer
All the competitors were wearing the new Asics Metaspeed Sky+ or Edge+. 90% were in the Sky+, with 10% opting for the Edge+.
Spain’s Mohamed Katir ran a 5K PB of 13:20.
Catching their breath after the 10K
The women on the start line for the 5K
Katir missed the national record by 1 second.
Eilish McColgan ran a PB of 14:45 to win the 5K.
An exhausted Sharon Kemboi (KEN) after finishing second in the half marathon 1:08:08
The men’s lead pack in the 10K. One of the men was yelling to the pacers to run faster as they went around the roundabout!
The women left two minutes ahead of the men in the 5K.

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