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14 April 2021, 3pm

Linden runs 2:59:54 in Oregon

New women's 50km world best time

Desiree Linden (USA) knocked seven minutes off the existing 50km world best time and became the first woman to run under three hours for the distance, running 2:59:54.on 13 April using a specially-designed out-and-back lap course on a cycle path in Oregon.

The pre-existing record of 2:07:20 was set by Alyson Dixon (GBR) during the 2019 IAU World 50km Championships .

Linden, a previous winner of the Boston Marathon, was paced through the half marathon distance in 1:15:47 and through the Marathon in 2:31:12. The official name of the event was the Brooks Running 50km & Marathon and was organised by Linden’s agent.

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