Interview with 1st Place Finisher Susan Harrison (GBR) at the 2nd IAU 50km World Trophy Final
Susan Harrison finished first at the 2nd IAU 50km World Trophy Final with a time of 3:15:42.
Nadeem Khan (NK): Congratulations. Even before the race started everyone was talking about Susan Harrison. How was your race?
Susan Harrison (SH): It is fantastic. I didn’t really know what to expect. This being my first 50km. I just wanted to go out there and see what happens. I am very happy right now.
NK: Being a marathon runner, how did you find the last seven kilometres and change?
SH: Actually no. I felt stronger today than what I have felt in some of my marathons. Part of that has to do that I was running at a slight slower pace than I have run in the marathon. Apart for my feet hurting the last few loops, I felt good.
NK: So have you gotten the ultra bug or are you going to stick to marathons?
SH: Probably a bit of both. I still think I can run a faster marathon. This has given me a taste of ultramarathons. Maybe run a 100km who knows.
NK: What is the next race on your calendar?
SH: I am not sure at the moment. This being my ultra run, I don’t know how fast I will recover. I am going to give it a few days and see how my feet are and then plan my races. Maybe a marathon in October/November.
NK: How does the ultra crowd differ from the marathon crowd?
SH: It is really friendly People kind of know each other. Great people to be around.
NK: Good Luck for the rest of the season.
SH: Thank you very much.
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