The 31st IAU 100 km World Championships took pace in Bernau-Berlin, Germany. Finally, after all the restrictions we were able to organize IAU Championships. There were 42 Federation that took part in the event and 198 athletes (89 women and 109 men) completed 100km.
Floriane Hot from France and Haruki Okayama from Japan are the 2022 IAU 100 km World Champions. Both athletes completed 100 km in impressive times, Floriane in 7:04:03 and Haruki in 6:12:10. In women individual competition, Camille Chaigneau from France (7:06:32) was second and Caitriona Jennings from Ireland (7:07:16) took third place. In men individual competition Jumpei Yamaguchi from Japan (6:17:19) was second and Piet Wiersma from The Netherlands (6:18:47) took third place.
The competition started at 6:30am on Saturday 27th. The weather condition and flat course was favorable for the runners and allowed them to open and maintain very fast pace through the competition. For the majority of the race, Ruel, Guillaume from France was in the lead followed by strong Japanese runners. However, in the end Haruki, Jumpei, Piet and Sebastian Håkansson (NOR) managed to take over Ruel. It was one of the strongest and fastest event we had as five runners mentioned above completed 100 km in sun 6:20h. We had very similar run in women competition. Camille, who finally was second took the lead from the beginning. However in the end of the race Floriane kept the most energy and manage to take the victory. All medalists completed 100 km in impressive times and only 3 minutes a part form each other. We witnessed fight for the medals to the last minutes of the race.
1. Floriane Hot, FRA 7.04.03
2. Camille Chaigneau, FRA 7.06.32
3. Caitriona Jennings, IRL 7.07.16
1. Haruki Okayama, JPN 6.12.10
2. Jumpei Yamaguchi, JPN 6.17.19
3. Piet Wiersma, NED 6.18.47
In the team competition, very strong performance from Japanese men team (place 1, 2, 6) secured gold medal for Japan. France and South Africa earning silver and bronze respectively. Very solid performance of the USA women team (place 4, 7, 11) secured for them gold medal. France and Japan earning silver and bronze, respectively.
1. USA 22:14:46
2. France 22:16:46
3. Japan 22:26:59
1. Japan 18:51:12
2. France 19:55:10
3. South Africa 20:05:58
IAU Director of Communication