June 26, 2022

Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin added yet one more world report to his already spectacular resume by working a 6:05:41 (unofficial) on the Centurion Working Monitor 100 Mile in Bedford, United Kingdom, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, to set a brand new 100-kilometer world report. Japan’s Nao Kazami set the earlier 100k world report of 6:09:14 at Lake Saroma 100k in Japan on June 24, 2018.

To place Sorokin’s run into perspective, that’s 5:53 per mile or 3:39 per kilometer tempo for 62.2 miles/100 kilometers.

Aleksandr Sorokin setting a brand new 100k world report of 6:05:41. Picture: Centurion Working

Sorokin went by way of the marathon mark in 2:32:33, and hit 50k in 3:01:50, setting a brand new Lithuanian nationwide report for 50k, which he beforehand set in 3:02:39 on the Vilnius 100k in July 2021. He ran nicely forward of the earlier 100k world report tempo within the ultimate quarter of the trouble and didn’t fall off. He was roughly three to 4 minutes below 100k-world-record tempo with 24k to go and ran by way of 50 miles in 4:53:41, which Ally Beaven reported as three minutes inside 100k world report tempo. (For perspective, Jim Walmsley holds the 50-mile world report in 4:50:08.)

Sorokin already owns the world information for working 100 miles in 10 hours, 51 minutes, and 39 seconds, in addition to 12 hours by working 110.24 miles/177.41 kilometers in that point (interview) and the world report for twenty-four hours with a distance of 192.25 miles/309.4kilometers (interview).

Aleksandr Sorokin - 2022 100k World Record - 6:05:40 - After

Aleksandr Sorokin after setting a brand new 100k world report of 6:05:41 on April 23, 2022. Picture: Centurion Working

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