Charlie Lawrence enters into the historical past books, after atmosphere the 50-mile global file at 4:48:21 (to be showed) on the Tunnel Hill 50 Mile in Vienna, Illinois, on November 11, 2023.
The earlier file of four:50:08 was once set via Jim Walmsley on the 2019 Hoka One One Mission Carbon X tournament in California.
Lawrence’s effort comes out to a fantastic reasonable tempo of five:46 in step with mile (3:35 in step with kilometer) over 50 miles (80.47 kilometers).
In step with the are living effects, Lawrence opened with a conservative few splits, passing the timing mat somewhat after 10 miles at a 5:50 reasonable tempo, while sooner than 5:48 tempo was once had to surpass the prior global file. Via simply after the 29-mile mark, Lawrence’s general tempo at decreased to neatly under what can be wanted for a file, a mean tempo of five:37 in step with mile. Whilst his tempo would sluggish in the remainder 21 miles, he maintained the common tempo wanted, resetting the 50-mile global file via 107 seconds, or somewhat below 2 mins.
The Tunnel Hill 50 Mile takes position as a double out-and-back at the Tunnel Hill State Path, a dust, rails-to-trails path. The path — and race — get their identify from an iconic tunnel by which the path passes. The route is a USATF-certified route. Additionally, the World Affiliation of Ultrarunners now considers and governs the 50-mile distance for global information, as of January 2022.
Lawrence, age 28, these days hails from Boulder, Colorado. It seems that he has a marathon PR of two:16:10 and a 1:04:14 PR within the part marathon.