Canada’s Calum Neff smashed the 50K course document on the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., on Sunday—a race he says was “a coaching run” for an extended extremely occasion subsequent month.
Neff, who relies in Houston, Texas, ran the Marine Corps Marathon 50K course in two hours, 55 minutes and 56 seconds, beating the earlier course document of three:05:45 held by U.S. ultrarunner Chris Raulli by 10 minutes.
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 pic.twitter.com/gf0jkH2ELf
— Marine Corps Base Quantico🇺🇸 (@MCB_Quantico) October 29, 2023
It was Neff’s first time competing within the Marine Corps Marathon, which marked its forty eighth yr on the weekend, however as Neff instructed NBC Information, it wasn’t his first time racing the 50K distance. “I’ve raced fairly just a few 50Ks,” stated Neff. “I’ve competed on the 2019 ultrarunning world championships for Group Canada and broke the Canadian 50K nationwide document throughout the pandemic.”
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Neff ran the earlier Canadian 50K document of two:51:27 in Houston in 2019, earlier than Chris Balestrini of London, Ont. eclipsed his mark in 2021 (2:48:32).
Though Neff shattered the 50K course document, Neff instructed native information that the race was really a coaching run for the upcoming JFK 50-miler path race on Nov. 18.
Neff was born in Scotland to Canadian dad and mom and has competed for Group Canada at a number of World Mountain Working Championships. He’s additionally well-known for his world-class pacing expertise, serving to Keira D’Amato set the American marathon document on the 2022 Houston Marathon.