Australia has another World Champion overnight. Emma Murray from Canberra not only won the 42km World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship in France but blitzed the women\’s field, with the runner-up a huge 18 minutes in her wake. The course in the Pyrenees climbed a massive 200m over the first 21kms.
Back in March Emma smashed the course record at the Six Foot track 45km Australian Trail Running Championship by half an hour and carried this form into the World Championship. She finished 8th out of 700 runners in March at the World Championship she also beat 570 men.