Lithuania’s Aleksandr Sorokin added one more world document to his already spectacular resume by operating a 6:05:41 (unofficial) on the Centurion Working Observe 100 Mile in Bedford, United Kingdom, on Saturday, April 23, 2022, to set a brand new 100-kilometer world document. Japan’s Nao Kazami set the earlier 100k world document of 6:09:14 at Lake Saroma 100k in Japan on June 24, 2018.
To place Sorokin’s run into perspective, that’s 5:53 per mile or 3:39 per kilometer tempo for 62.2 miles/100 kilometers.
Sorokin went via the marathon mark in 2:32:33, and hit 50k in 3:01:50, setting a brand new Lithuanian nationwide document for 50k, which he beforehand set in 3:02:39 on the Vilnius 100k in July 2021. He ran properly forward of the earlier 100k world document tempo within the ultimate quarter of the trouble and didn’t fall off. He was roughly three to 4 minutes beneath 100k-world-record tempo with 24k to go and ran via 50 miles in 4:53:41, which Ally Beaven reported as three minutes inside 100k world document tempo. (For perspective, Jim Walmsley holds the 50-mile world document in 4:50:08.)
Sorokin already owns the world information for operating 100 miles in 10 hours, 51 minutes, and 39 seconds, in addition to 12 hours by operating 110.24 miles/177.41 kilometers in that point (interview) and the world document for twenty-four hours with a distance of 192.25 miles/309.4kilometers (interview).