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Ultrarunning News 5


JULIA FATTON (SUI) Julia runs many off road events, but had two outstanding runs on the roads. Firstly winning a bronze medal at the World 24 Hour Championships in a very hard race, with 230.258km. Then later in the year at Royan she broke the World’s 48 Hour Road Best with 367.918km


6 ANNE-CECILE FONTAINE (FRA)


In a very competitive ladies 24 Hour race at the World 24 Hour Championships, held in her native France, she produced the goods and won the gold medal with 239.797km.


At the end of the year she went to Soochow 24 race and was a creditable 2nd with 223.639km


7 MAMI KUDO (JPN)


Although Mami was slightly in the shadow of her compatriot Sumie Inagaki at Sur- geres she did come second with 362.704km. However she won the Soochow 24 Hour with 239.325km.


8 WOLFGANG SCHWERK (GER)


The first 1000 mile race since 1999, was staged at the Athens Ultra Festival providing the ideal setting for Wolfgang. Since the heady days of Yiannis Kourous he has become the most dominant multiday ath- lete. He won well taking 11 days 23 hrs 18 mins and 32 secs.


9 WILLIAM SICHEL (SCO) (left)


Now in the M55 age group, he has become the strongest GBR multiday athlete, he also took part in the Athens 1000 Miles. Finishing a creditable second to Schwerk, and during the event broke World Age M55


Bests at 6Day Road -750km


1000km Road – 7days 23hrs 45mins 43secs


1000miles Road – 13days 20hrs 8mins 1sec


Mami Kudo 10


CHRISTIAN FATTON (SUI) (left) Although not setting World Bests, and being upstaged my his new bride Julia, he produced many consistent performances throughout a busy year, 235.811km at World 24Hour Cham- pionships, 378.464km at 48Hour Royan and 842.254km at 6 Day Antibes.


ALAN YOUNG February/March 2011 | Ultrarunning World 7 Wolfgang Schwerk Anne-Cecile Fontaine Julia Fatton


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