Berkeley - On December 4, Camille
Herron won her second World Championship of 2015 at the IAU
World 50K Championships in Doha,
Qatar by an
impressive margin of more than seven minutes.
On Thursday the Nedbank
Running Club announced that Herron will represent the club at the 2016 Comrades Marathon on May 29.
can’t wait to return to South
Africa for Comrades,” commented Herron.
only is it the largest, most prestigious ultra-marathon in the world, but I also
have unfinished business there.”
In 2014, Herron fell ill the day before the
race and dropped out after 83km.
lot has transpired since then, and 2015 has been a breakout year for Herron.
September, she won the IAU World 100K Championship title in Winschoten, Holland with a scorching
fast time of 7:08:35, the fourth fastest women’s 100K time in history.
In doing so, she also led a powerful American women’s team to the team
Championship and clocked a 50-mile split of 5:38, two minutes faster than the
current world and American Record for 50 miles.
month later, Herron followed up with her second U.S. National Championship of
2015 (she also won the 100K Championships to qualify for the national team) at
the Fall 50 Miler in Door County,
Wisconsin. Her time of 5:38:41,
run in rainy and a windy conditions and on the rolling course, is the fastest
time ever run by a woman and will be recognised as a World “Road Best”.
am very excited and honoured to have Camille part of our Nedbank Green Dream
Team line-up for the 2016 Comrades Marathon. We are a winning team and believe
to support likewise athletes. The Nedbank woman's athletes won the last two
Comrades marathons and we plan to dominate the Comrades again next year,” said
Nick Bester, National Manager of the Nedbank Running Club.
also be big motivation for our local athletes and will be asked to plough back
some of her valuable knowledge to our development athletes while here in South
Herron is a relative newcomer to ultra-marathons, she has distinguished herself
as a competent and frequent road marathoner, with a personal best time of
2:37:14. She has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials three times
(2008, 2012, 2016) and represented the United States at the 2011 Pan American
Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she finished ninth (1st
American). She has 20 marathon victories to her credit, including: the OKC
Memorial Marathon (2012, 2014, 2015), Mercedes Marathon (2011, 2013), Route 66 Marathon
(2012), Napa Valley Marathon (2011) and the Dallas White Rock Marathon (2010).
she’s not running, Herron
works as a Research Assistant in osteoimmunology at the University of Oklahoma
and is an avid home brewer. She is married to (and coached by) Conor Holt, Head
Track and Cross Country Coach at Oklahoma