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UK Athletics

zakrzewski claims bronze at iau 100km world champs

Jo Zakrzewski

Jo Zakrzewski secured a fantastic bronze at yesterday’s IAU 100km World Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain in a time of 7:41:47 to maintain her record of winning a medal each time she has competed over the distance.

Over difficult terrain the Durham athlete - competing as the lone representative for Great Britain at her fourth 100km world championships - showed a great deal of both mettle and experience to navigate the tricky conditions of a route which consisted of ten 10km laps on Spain’s south-eastern coastal town.

After leading the opening 15km, last year’s European bronze medallist at the combined 100km championships slowed slightly, a move which ultimately ensured that the 40-year-old could see the race through strongly whilst contending for yet another medal to add to her growing collection.

In a race which was won by Kirstin Bull of Australian in 7:34:25, Zakrzewski’s clocking over the distance was another show of great consistency following efforts of 7:41:06 and 7:41:55 over 100km in 2011 and 2014 respectively.  

Full results and information regarding the championships can be found via: http://www.iau-ultramarathon.org/index.asp col001=1526&tmp=tmp1&menu_id=News&submenux=News&more=x&foto=foto0