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Studer broke the course record by 35 minutes. (USA Ultrarunning/Twitter)

Studer Sets Women’s 100-Mile Trail Record

Breaks previous best by 35 minutes

nicole studer ultrarunning rocky raccoon 100
The Editors

Ultrarunner Nicole Studer broke the North American 100-mile trail record at the Rocky Raccoon trail race in Huntsville, Texas, beating the previous record by 35 minutes with a time of 14 hours, 22 minutes.

Studer was more than an hour ahead of the next finisher, averaging 8:37 per mile. She said the flat, less-technical trails gave her an advantage.

“I’m dumbfounded. I didn’t expect to break the record,” Studer told Running Times. “It’s the kind of terrain I can train for. There are no technical trails or mountains in Dallas. It’s one of those courses I really like.”

Studer, a consultant for a professional services firm, won the Rocky Raccoon in 2014 and 2013. In August, she plans to run the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 100 in France.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: USA Ultrarunning/Twitter