Kuan Ju Lin (TPE) and Amar Singh (IND) are the winners of 2022 IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships that took place on July 2-3 in Bangaluru, India. In the Team competition Women Team from Australia and Men Team from India won gold.
The global pandemic affected our championshinps and we did not have championships for two straight years. The championships in India were the first one hold after this difficult time and this is the first time that India hosted an IAU Championships.
Indian Ultra Runners stole the show in the IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships, winning the Men’s Individual and Team titles at the Kanteerava Stadium. Led by the formidable Amar Singh Devanda, the Indian’s men’s team clocked a combined total of 738.359 km over the scheduled 24 hours, starting from 8 am on Saturday, to comfortably clinch the gold medal. Amar Singh managed a personal best of 257.618 km, which was over 18 kilometers more than his previous most, to outshine the field. He was followed home by Saurav Kumar Ranjan (242.164 km) and Geeno Antony (238.577 km), to make it a clean sweep for India in the Individual Championships.
Australia (627.205 km) and Chinese Taipei (562.391 km) clinched the second and third positions in the Team competitions.
Men Individual results:
1. Amar Singh Devanda (IND) 257.618 km
2. Saurav Kumar Ranjan (IND) 242.164 km
3. Geeno Antony (IND) 238.577 km
Men Team Results:
1. India 738.359 km
2. Australia 627.205 km
3. Chinese Taipei 562.391 km
Taipei’s Kuan Ju Lin (216.877 km) took the first position in the women’s individual while Australia’s Cassie Cohen (214.590 km) and Allicia Heron (210.642 km) grabbed the other two places on the podium. On a pleasant day, with light drizzles making stray appearances, the Australian women’s team lead by Cassie Cohen put up a strong performance to win the team competition. Together, they ran an impressive 605.628 km. The Indian women’s team put up a strong performance to secure the second position with 569.501 km and Chinese Taipei took the third position with 527.882 km.
Women Individual results:
1. Kuan Ju Lin (TPE) 216.877 km
2. Cassie Cohen (AUS) 214.590 km
3. Allicia Heron (AUS) 210.642 km
Women Team Results:
1. Australia 605.628 km
2. India 569.501 km
3. Chinese Taipei 527.882 km
This event in Bengaluru is the first one we are hosting after the pandemic. So, it’s a big event for us.
Nadeem Khan, IAU President
This is the first time that India hosted an IAU Championship of this scale. I thank everybody for making it a huge success.
Race Director, Nagaraj Adiga of NEB Sports
More pictures at NEB Sports Facebook Website
Women Individual Podium
Men Individual Podium
Women Team Podium
Men Team Podium
IAU Director of Communication