New women’s 100mi world record by Camille Herron of 12:42 (7:37/mi) at Tunnel 100 today in Illinois (previous record: Ann Trason, 13:47, 1991).
Impressive is an understatement. For comparison, the men’s 100mi world record is 11:46 by the legendary Yiannos Kouros (24hr record holder of 188mi). For those who don’t follow ultras, Camille was the 50km and 100km world champion in 2015 and won Comrades back in June. OK, I look forward to all the posts from non-ultra runners about how trivial and meaningless this record is from MEN who could not match this.
Editor's note: By our math, that's 7:37.6 per mile. Here is an article on her run.
Here is a tweet of the finish.