100K Championships Kick Off This Weekend In Gibraltar

Jonus Buud of Sweden and Kami Semick of the United States are the pre-race favorites.

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) is hosting the 24th edition of the 100K World Championships this Sunday in Gibraltar. Jonus Buud of Sweden, the 2009 silver medallist and European champion, is expected to be in contention for the gold medal. Buud ran 6:41 in last year’s race. Also in the mix are Giorgio Calcaterra of Italy and Jaroslaw Janicki of Poland. Both Calcaterra and Janicki are past podium finishers in the world championships.

American Kami Semick of the United States is the clear favorite in the women’s race. Semick was last year’s World 100K Champion and also placed first in last year’s 50K World Trophy Final.

The race should be hard-fought from start to finish with the top 5 men all having run under 6:45 and all top 5 women owning 100K qualifying times under 7:50.

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