Canadian Bryan Andrews finishes 11th at World 50K Championships

Vancouver's Bryan Andrews finished 11th at the IAU World 50K Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday running 3:13:32.

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Canadian Bryan Andrews finished 11th at the World 50K Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday. The event, officially known as the IAU 50K Championships, is run on a 2.5K loop and begins at 6 p.m. to avoid the hot conditions in the country that sits on the Persian Gulf.

Andrews, who trains with the Vancouver Falcons, finished in 3:13:32 for 50K, which equates to 3:52 per kilometre. He went through the marathon in approximately 2:40, unofficially, according to provisional race results. He’s run as fast as 2:28:59 for the marathon. American Tony Migliozzi won the event for the second consecutive year in 2:54:02.


In 2015, Canadian Catrin Jones won bronze at the IAU 50K World Championships at the same venue in Qatar. This year, Kenya’s Risper Kimaiyo won the women’s 50K in 3:22:46.

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Canadian Lauren Albert-Lebrun finished 19th, unofficially. She was the only Canadian woman in the race and covered the 50K course in 4:07:03. Calum Neff, the marathon and half-marathon with a stroller world record holder, was scheduled to race but did not travel to Qatar for personal reasons.

Men’s winner

Women’s winner

Video of Lauren Albert-Lebrun

Full results can be found here.