Post-Race Report: 2016 IAU 24H Asia & Oceania Championships

21/11/2016 15:08

Post-Race Report: 2016 IAU 24H Asia & Oceania Championships

Written by Samantha Wang & Frank Kuo

    The IAU 24H Asia and Oceania Championships were rounded off in Kaohsiung city.  The Competition was held from November 19 to 20 at the Kaohsiung National Stadium.  The race route is around the main stadium of world games 2009.  It is a 1.750 Kilometer loop and has been measured by Grade A IAAF/AIMS measurer.  Chinese Taipei along with teams from Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia came prepared to join the event this year. All the athletes shared their deployment and ambition toward the championships.

    After running 24 hours, Barry LOVEDAY (AUS) keeps ahead of the pack and wins the gold of Men’s Single Race. Takayoshi SHIGEMI (JPN) suepasses John PEARSON (AUS)  2.5 laps and got the silver. In the Women’s Single Race, the Australia delegation gets a clean sweep.  Nikki WYND, Nicole BARKER and Sharon SCHOLZ, got the top three.  For the Team Competition, the Australia delegation won both Men’s and Women’s gold medal.  The host nation, Chinese Taipei, got the second place. The Korea team got the bronze medal in men’s team competition. It was a very successful race for the Australia team.  

   The event also includes a 24H open category. Combining the results with championships and open category, there are 12 runners had reached the national level (Men: 200K; Female: 180K).  Because of the results, this event had qualified to apply the silver labelling.

       Besides 24h race 101 participants, there are also 12H, 6H, 24H relay and 6H relay runners on the track; which make race alive.

 

Results of IAU 24H Asia / Oceania Championships 2016

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Men’s Team

AUS

TPE

KOR

Women’s Team

AUS

TPE

 

Men’s Single

Barry LOVEDAY

(AUS)

235.868 km

Takayoshi SHIGEMI

(JPN)

230.794 km

John PEARSON

(AUS)

224.000 km

Women’s Single

Nikki WYND

(AUS)

209.497 km

Nicole BARKER

(AUS)

205.995 km

Sharon SCHOLZ

(AUS)

189.000 km

 

Combining Results of IAU 24H Asia / Oceania Championships 2016

Rank

Perf.

Name

1st Name

Gdr(M/F)

Ctry

1

236.982

INOUE

Shingo

M

JPN

2

235.868

LOVEDAY

Barry

M

AUS

3

230.794

SHIGEMI

TAKAYOSHI

M

JPN

4

224.849

PEARSON

John

M

AUS

5

209.497

WYND

Nikki

F

AUS

6

207.981

WANG

DAW-YUAN

M

TPE

7

206.585

CHEN

SHIH-WEI

M

TPE

8

206.528

COOKE

Rick

M

AUS

9

205.995

BARKER

Nicole

F

AUS

10

204.347

WONG

HOONG-WEI

M

SIN

11

203.453

COMBISEN

THOMAS

M

PHI

14

189.173

SCHOLZ

Sharon

F

AUS

 

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