100KM Treadmill Run World Record Broken by University Instructor
PhD student and University Instructor in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Phil Anthony, has just broken the world record for the fastest 100km run on a treadmill, completing the distance in 6 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
The new record, made on 3 December, beats the current record by 41 minutes and was the first time Phil has ever run the whole distance.
Phil said: “I am absolutely over moon with managing to break the world record. I found this to be one of the toughest challenges I have faced so far both mentally and physically and I really don’t think this would have been possible without the help and support that I received from everyone at Canterbury Christ Church University throughout.
The previous record was held by Australian male, Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, who completed the distance in seven hours, 21 minutes and 40 seconds, in 2004.
More recently, Phil spent four weeks in a prestigious training camp in Kenya, used by world class athlete Mo Farah, to improve his training by running at high-altitude. He has since won the silver medal at the World 50km Running championships in Doha at the beginning of the month.