Canada’s Calum Neff smashed the 50K route report on the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., on Sunday—a race he says was once a coaching run for an extended extremely tournament subsequent month.
Neff, who’s primarily based in Houston, Texas, ran the Marine Corps Marathon 50K route in two hours, 55 mins and 56 seconds, beating the former route report of three:05:45 held by means of U.S. ultrarunner Chris Raulli by means of 10 mins.
The primary male runner, Calum Neff, has crossed the end line of the forty eighth Marine Corps Marathon 50k with a unofficial time of 02:55:56. #MarineCorpsMarathon, #USMC #RunwiththeMarines %.twitter.com/gf0jkH2ELf
— Marine Corps Base Quantico🇺🇸 (@MCB_Quantico) October 29, 2023
It was once Neff’s first time competing within the Marine Corps Marathon, which marked its forty eighth 12 months at the weekend, however as Neff advised NBC Information, it wasn’t his first time racing the 50K distance. “I’ve raced somewhat a couple of 50Ks,” stated Neff. “I’ve competed on the 2019 ultrarunning global championships for Crew Canada and broke the Canadian 50K nationwide report all through the pandemic.”
Neff ran the former Canadian 50K report of two:51:27 in Houston in 2019, earlier than Chris Balestrini of London, Ont. eclipsed his mark in 2021 (2:48:32).
Despite the fact that Neff shattered the 50K route report, Neff advised native information that the race was once in fact a coaching run for the impending JFK 50-miler path race on Nov. 18.
Neff was once born in Scotland to Canadian oldsters and has competed for Crew Canada at a couple of Global Mountain Operating Championships. He’s additionally well known for his world-class pacing talents, serving to Keira D’Amato set the American marathon report on the 2022 Houston Marathon.