The annual That Dam Hill races took place on Saturday in London, Ont.’s Springbank Park, and it was Amanda Nelson of Woodstock, Ont. who won not only the women’s race, but also won the overall competition. She completed 101 2.25-kilometre laps in 24 hours, for a total of 227 km, breaking the Canadian soil 100-mile record in the process. Her unofficial time for 72 laps (slightly longer than 100 miles) was 15 hours and 23 minutes. She did all this less than one month after running the Foxtail 100K in August.
Nelson’s result for the entire 24-hour race was also a course record. She ran six laps further than last year’s winner, Viktoria Brown, the previous course record holder. In 2020, Brown ran 213.83 km to win the women’s and overall race and broke the previous Canadian soil record, which was held by Lorna Richey for 36 years.
On a challenging, hilly course, Nelson surpassed the international A standard of 220 km, which Brown says is an incredible achievement. “I think she will have no problem breaking the Canadian record of 238 km on a flat course with the exact same performance!” Brown told us.
Second place in the women’s division went to Tanya Kore, who ran 70 laps, followed by Frances Diggins who completed 48 laps. On the men’s side, Aytug Celikbas won with 89 laps, followed by Mickey Scott with 79 laps. For the complete list of results, click here.