GB and Scottish ultra-runner, Jo Zakrzewski, has broken four records at a single event in Canberra, Australia.
The international multi-distance athlete and race doctor completed 236km on the track in a 24-hour race, beating the previous Scottish record of 233km, set by Fionna Ross in 2014.
In the same race, she broke three other records.
She finished 200k in 18 hours 53.22, breaking the British best of 19:00:31 set by Eleanor Robinson back in 1990 by seven minutes.
She also broke the Scottish 100 miles record, clocking up the distance in 14 hours 47.45, beating Debbie Consani’s record of 15:48:18 from 2012. Finally, she set the Scottish record for most mileage covered in 12 hours, running a total of 133.5km, improving on Fionna Ross’ Scottish 12-hour best of 130km set in 2015
'I think that the mental side of it is the hardest part, as it's not exactly that scenic a run,' Zakrzewski told Runner's World UK. 'After the first hour, I did wonder how I would manage 23 more of them!'
Anyone else get overexcited when races start happening again and so do 3 in a week 🤣🤣🤣? Disclaimer - but they were all very different (a trail 5+k, a masters track 5000m and a 24 hr track race) pic.twitter.com/fbHRN6uOxR— Joasia Zakrzewski (@jozakruns) July 27, 2020
In the same week, Zakrzewski participated in two other races – a 5km trail run and a 5000m Masters track.
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