Fresh off a win at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, on Saturday British runner Lizzie Hawker established a new women's world's best in the 24-hour road run, logging 246.4 kilometers, or 153 miles, at an ultra event in Wales. Hawker, 35, an environmental scientist who began running seriously only six years ago, beat the entire field at the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Championships, including men's winner John Parles. She also broke European and United Kindgom records at 100 kilometers en route to her record, which bettered Sigrid Lomsky's 1993 world's best of 243.657 kilometers by nearly two miles. Hawker's victory at the UTMB in late August was her third after wins in 2005 and 2008.
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