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crawley and kallenberg set for iau 50km championships

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Michael Crawley
2 December 2015


Michael Crawley (coach: Max Coleby) and Michael Kallenberg (James Thie) will represent the British team at the first ever IAU 50km World Championships on Friday 4 December. The two athletes are preparing to make their international debuts over the ultra-running distance in Doha, Qatar.

Crawley and Kallenberg have both enjoyed swift progress in 2015 with Scotland’s Crawley earning a lifetime best of 2:19.39 over the 26.2 mile distance earlier this year. Welshman Kallenberg, who competed for Britain at the World Mountain Running Championships in 2010, posted 2:19.00 at the Manchester Marathon in April and the Cardiff-based athlete will be looking forward to stepping up to the 50km distance.

21 countries will compete in the inaugural championship which gets underway at 15:00 (UK time) and consists of ten consecutive 5km loops

Georgie Bruinvels (Mick Woods) has withdrawn from the team due to injury.

The British Athletics team selected for the IAU 50km World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday 4 December 2015:

Men:

Michael Crawley (Max Coleby)

Michael Kallenberg (James Thie)     

Live updates can be found on the IAU website at www.iau-ultramarathon.org and there is live steaming (3 cameras) which can be found here: www.lifeinaspire.qa/live

*Photo courtesy of Bobby Gavin/Scottish Athletics