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RUNNING: Puzey shatter world record

Published on December 2, 2016 6:13PM

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Jake Puzey of Hermiston runs to the win the half marathon at the 2011 Catherine Creek Run in Union. Puzey will step down as Hermiston High cross country and distance running coach at the end of the season.

EO file photo Jake Puzey of Hermiston runs to the win the half marathon at the 2011 Catherine Creek Run in Union. Puzey will step down as Hermiston High cross country and distance running coach at the end of the season.

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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




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