ORLANDO, Fla. — Altra Elite athlete Jacob Puzey, a former cross country runner and coach at Hermiston High School, ran into the record books on Thursday at The Running Event trade show.
Puzey ran an average pace of 5:56 per mile to set the new world record for the fastest 50-mile run on a treadmill originally reported by Competitor.com.
He finished 50 miles in 4:57:45, shattering the previous record of 5:57:31 by nearly an hour. His en route marathon split time was 2:38.
“I felt surprisingly great,” Puzey told Competitor.com. “I didn’t have super high expectations, I just wanted to see if I could run the previous record’s pace. I happened to feel really good today and going at a 5:56 pace felt great. I put one foot in front of the other on the treadmill and just kept going.”
Puzey shatters world record