Charlie Lawrence enters into the historical past books, after setting the 50-mile world report at 4:48:21 (to be confirmed) on the Tunnel Hill 50 Mile in Vienna, Illinois, on November 11, 2023.
The earlier report of 4:50:08 was set by Jim Walmsley on the 2019 Hoka One One Mission Carbon X occasion in California.
Lawrence’s effort comes out to an unimaginable common tempo of 5:46 per mile (3:35 per kilometer) over 50 miles (80.47 kilometers).
In accordance with the reside outcomes, Lawrence opened with a conservative few splits, passing the timing mat slightly after 10 miles at a 5:50 common tempo, whereas quicker than 5:48 tempo was wanted to surpass the prior world report. By simply after the 29-mile mark, Lawrence’s total tempo at lowered to nicely beneath what could be wanted for a report, a median tempo of 5:37 per mile. Whereas his tempo would sluggish within the remaining 21 miles, he maintained the common tempo wanted, resetting the 50-mile world report by 107 seconds, or slightly beneath 2 minutes.
The Tunnel Hill 50 Mile takes place as a double out-and-back on the Tunnel Hill State Path, a dust, rails-to-trails path. The path — and race — get their title from an iconic tunnel by way of which the path passes. The course is a USATF-certified course. Additionally, the Worldwide Affiliation of Ultrarunners now considers and governs the 50-mile distance for world data, as of January 2022.
Lawrence, age 28, at the moment hails from Boulder, Colorado. It seems he has a marathon PR of two:16:10 and a 1:04:14 PR within the half marathon.