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Herron sets 24-hour record to win USATF Athlete of the Week


Camille Herron (Warr Acres, Oklahoma) broke the world record for the 24-hour run to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


Herron covered 260.6 km/162.9 miles at the Desert Solstice Track Invitational in Phoenix to add 2.23 km to the previous WR. Along the way, she also broke the world and American record for 100 miles on the track, clocking 13:25 to knock 20 minutes off the previous records. Herron, 36, already held the world record for 100-miles on the road at 12:42.

Full results are available here.


Other notable performances from the weekend:

Alison Wood — Wood broke the American women’s 45-49 masters high jump record with a 1.60m/5-3 clearance at Nampa, Idaho, adding two centimeters to the previous record set in 1995 by Phil Raschker.

Ben Blankenship — Blankenship won the men’s title at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships. The 2016 1500m Olympian covered the 10K course in 29:21 to win by six seconds.

Katie Mackey — Mackey was the women’s victor at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships, running 19:35 for the 6K distance to win by six seconds.

Bethany Michalak — Michalak was the biggest winner of the day in girls’ competition at the USATF Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships, taking the 11-12 division 3K in 11:14.3 for an 18.9-second margin of victory.

Erik Le Roux — Le Roux won the boys’ 15-18 division at the USATF Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships, covering the muddy 5K course in 16:31.2 to top the runner-up by 20.8 seconds.

Kate Landau — Laudau was the overall women’s masters winner at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships. The 42-year-old Chicago Marathon eighth-placer clocked 21:29 for 6K to win by half a minute.

Jorge Maravilla — Maravilla was the men’s masters 10K winner at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships, running 32:53 for a 14-second margin of victory.

Joe Sheeran — Sheeran was the men’s 60 and over champion at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships with a 28:55 for 8K.

Now in its 17th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.


2018 Winners: January 4, Brian Herron; January 11, Katelyn Tuohy; January 18, Molly Huddle; January 25, Christian Coleman; February 1, Sonja Friend-Uhl; February 8, Emily Infeld; February 15, Kendra Harrison; February 22, Christian Coleman; March 1, Sydney McLaughlin; March 8, Courtney Okolo; March 15, Da’mira Allen; March 22, Lesley Hinz; March 29, Caitlin Collier; April 4, Sydney McLaughlin; April 11, Maria Michta-Coffey; April 18, Desiree Linden; April 25, Twanisha Terry; May 3, Jenny Simpson; May 10, Galen Rupp; May 17, Tori Franklin; May 24, Robyn Stevens; May 31, Ryan Crouser; June 6, DeAnna Price; June 13, Michael Norman; June 20, Alyssa Wilson; June 27, Shelby Houlihan; July 5, Neil Howard III; July 11, Bernard Lagat; July 18, Eric Harrison Jr.; July 25, Courtney Frerichs; August 3, Sianni Wynn; August 8, Lopez Lomong; August 15, Taylor Ewert; August 23, David Angell; August 30, Ronnie Baker; September 6, Christian Coleman; September 13, DeAnna Price; September 20, Charles Allie; September 27, Katelyn Tuohy; October 3, Sonja Friend-Uhl; October 10, Jeannie Rice; October 17, Grace Stark; October 24, Gene Dykes; October 31, Fiona Bayly; November 7, Emily Sisson; November 14, Zach Bitter; November 21, Dani Jones; November 28, Jenny Hitchings; December 5, Liam Anderson; December 12, Camille Herron.


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