Winner Alyson Dixon, second Helen Davies and 9th Julie Briscoe secured gold for the Women Team competition in 9:39:33, followed by USA on silver position in 10:03:18. Bronze was taken by Austria with aggregated time 10:19:58.
Iraitz Arrospide from Spain won the men competition and set new European Best Performance (currently under ratification process) for 50 km in an amazing time of 2:47:42. He improved previous record set in 2016 by Paul Schmidt from Germany (2:49:06). Lungile Gongqa from South Africa was second in 2:48:26 and finally Daniel Nash from Great Britain on third place in 2:49:01. All medalists completed 50 km faster than previous European Best Performance.
Second individually Lungile Gongqa together with Omphemetse Edward Mothibi, 5th place and Bongmusa Cosmos Mthembu, 6th place won gold for Republic of South Africa in aggregated time 8:28:38 for the Men Team competition. Germany secured silver medal in 8:35:52 and followed on third place by Great Britain in 8:41:00.
“IAU 50 km World Championship in Brasov will go down as one of our most successful championship, what an outstanding event. Congratulations. One World Best Performance, two Continental Best Performances, several national records and numerous personal bests”, those were the words of IAU President Nadeem Khan during the closing ceremony that reflects exactly what we witnessed in Brasov, Romania.
We are pleased to share the official results (complete list)click picture below
1. Alyson Dixon (GBR) - 03:07:20
2. Helen Davies (GBR) - 03:09:16
3. Alicia Perez (ESP) - 03:15:09
1. Iraitz Arrospide (ESP) - 02:47:42
2. Lungile Gongqa (RSA) - 02:48:26
3. Daniel Nash (GBR) - 02:49:01
1. Great Britain and Northern Ireland 9:39:33
2. USA 10:03:18
3. Austria 10:19:58
1. South Africa 8:28:38
2. Germany 8:35:52
3. Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8:41:00
Thank you all !!!
IAU Director of Communication