March 26, 2023 Live from the road

Canberra, ACT

Reported by Susan Marshall 435.0 km

Camille Herron is one of the greatest ultra runners of all time. She holds world records for 50 miles, 12 hours, 24 hours and now 48 hours. This weekend at the Sri Chinmoy 48 Hour Track Festival in Canberra, Camille set a new world record for 48 hours of 435.336 km breaking the 411.458 km record set by Britain’s Jo Zakrzewski only six weeks earlier.

Camille was thrilled to meet one of her running idols, Australian marathon great Robert de Castella AO MBE, who came to the track to wish Camille all the best for her journey, and to officially start the race.

Today the whole world places its pride in Camille for undertaking this tremendous challenge to lift the standard of humanity’s achievements.

She says “I run with relentless joy.” She paves the way forward with sterling determination, relentless grit and a smile that has the whole world behind her, wanting her to be the winner, and cheering her as our champion.

Camille achieves great things with good heart. Ranking third in the world outright – with the second man only 110m ahead of her – Camille demonstrates for all women that our capacities are gaining in strength.

Here Camille is congratulated by the 2022 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile race women's winner, Susan Marshall, alongside race timer and event referee Martin Fryer, whose own personal best of 433.686 km for 48 hours, had been the 3rd best in the world until Camille surpassed his record today.

The Peace Run team were honoured to have Camille accept our Torch Bearer’s Award as a true light of each person’s potential and the dream of self-transcendence.

Torch carried by
Susan Marshall (New Zealand).  
Accompanied by  
Camille Herron
Sarankhuu Jargal
The torch has travelled 435.0 km in Canberra, ACT.

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