The penultimate weekend in April witnessed some unimaginable transferring and shaking on the prime echelons of the 2023 HYROX World Championships qualifying races.
On April 22, the final qualifier race on U.S. soil got here to Anaheim, CA, the place Megan Jacoby turned the primary girl to finish the race in below 60 minutes, claiming a brand new world report within the course of.
Along with her blazing tempo of 58:58, Jacoby took again the title of world report holder from Swedish athlete Mikaela Norman. In doing so, Jacoby is now the primary girl to finish a HYROX professional race in lower than an hour.
Hunter McIntyre additionally got here out to take a shot at breaking his current world record, a blistering 54:07 time that he set in Barcelona earlier this season. As an alternative of setting a brand new report, although, McIntyre dropped out of the race when he realized he wasn’t on the tempo he’d been hoping for.
Take a look at the total HYROX Anaheim outcomes beneath:
Anaheim Elite Girls’s Division Outcomes
- Megan Jacoby (USA) — 00:58:58
- Belle Macfarlane (USA) — 1:04:08
- Lauren Rantala (USA) — 1:08:38
- Lauren Griffith (ESP) — 1:11:05
- Kayti Simonson (CAN) — 1:11:14
- Jen Thompson (USA) — 1:11:58
- Alex Shabo (USA) — 1:14:10
- Kelsea Sloss (USA) — 1:17:14
- Kendall Robowski (USA) — 1:18:02
- Samantha Faddis (USA) — 1:18:44
- Lauren White (USA) — 1:19:07
- Lindsey Diefenderfer(USA) — 1:20:34
HYROX Anaheim Elite Males’s Division Outcomes
- Ryan Kent (USA) — 00:57:10
- Anass Zouhry (USA)— 01:00:50
- Wealthy Ryan (USA)— 01:01:11
- Marc Howe (USA) — 01:01:36
- Grady Jackson (USA) — 01:02:22
- Jesse Bruce (USA) — 01:03:02
- Chaz Hatton (USA) — 01:07:11
- Zachary Wade (USA) — 01:08:57
- Adrian Dahlin (USA) — 1:09:09
- Juan Herrerra (USA) — 1:09:42
- Tim Snee (USA) — 1:10:39
- Luca Lorenzoni (USA) — 1:11:04
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2023 HYROX Anaheim Girls’s Recap
On the ladies’s aspect, Jacoby is aware of what it’s like to carry a world report. She took dwelling the momentary crown on the Chicago 2022 race, the place she ran a then-world report race at 1:01:56. Jacoby did that solely to be dethroned by Mikaela Norman, who improved on Jacoby’s report by almost a full minute within the Hamburg race that very same 12 months.
Since then, Lauren Weeks has additionally eclipsed that 1:01:56 mark. However not one of the girls had broached the 60-minute barrier — till Anaheim. Jacoby completed HYROX Anaheim in 58 minutes and 58 seconds, climbing again to the highest of the world report throne in a superb vogue.
However that wasn’t all from the ladies’s aspect.
American athlete Belle Macfarlane was anticipated to be an athlete to observe at this competitors, and she or he didn’t disappoint. Her time of 1:04:08 secured her a spot within the Elite 15 warmth on the World Championships race in Manchester, UK, scheduled for Might 22-23, 2023. As a cherry on prime, she additionally took dwelling second place.
Lauren Rantala additionally had an impressive efficiency on the ladies’s aspect. She got here in third place and ran a superb race. Rantala has shared on social media that she has handled some well being points, together with an ankle injury and a seizure, over the previous few months. It was undoubtedly encouraging to followers to see her again heading in the right direction in true type.
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A comparatively new identify on the scene, Lauren Griffith, set a private better of 1:11:05. This put her in fourth place on the ladies’s aspect. Griffith has been making fast progress as she entered the game and is one to observe.
2023 HYROX Anaheim Males’s Recap
On the boys’s aspect, McIntyre got here to the US trying to break his personal world report. There may be numerous chatter in HYROX circles about European programs feeling “quick.” So McIntyre introduced his health and willpower, prepared to indicate everybody he might break the report he set at 2023 HYROX Barcelona on U.S. soil.
However it was to not be this time round. When McIntyre realized he was not on tempo to interrupt the report, he dropped from the race. Not all days are for breaking information, so he bowed out.
Additionally within the males’s division, Ryan Kent — the 2023 HYROX North American Champion — took dwelling the win. He completed the race in 57:10 and had a spectacular efficiency. He could not have damaged a report or set a PB (private greatest), however he was nonetheless superb to observe. Anass Zouhry got here in second place, almost 4 minutes behind Kent.
Marc Howe actually stepped up on this race, in the end coming in fourth place and proving he’s somebody to regulate transferring ahead.
Wealthy Ryan’s Journey to the Elite 15
American athlete Wealthy Ryan fell in need of his aim to get a quick sufficient time to make his way into the Elite 15 heat on the World Championships. He gave Zouhry a run for his cash and in the end discovered himself a few minutes off of his private greatest. Ryan got here in third place for the weekend, however it wasn’t sufficient to safe him that Elite 15 rating.
After the race, Ryan instructed BarBend that he doesn’t assume he’ll be attempting to safe that spot within the subsequent few weeks, preferring to regulate his total well being moderately than over-exerting himself earlier than the World Championships.
“General, the race was a little bit of a disappointment,” he mentioned. “I had a little bit of a coaching setback the previous two or three weeks, and that threw a wrench into the entire thing…I’m not fairly certain if I’m going to present this one other shot. I want to ensure I’m again in good well being…The aim could be to go to the World Championships and do effectively, not essentially simply to be on the World Championships.”
What’s Subsequent in HYROX?
2023 HYROX Málaga victor Camilla Massa lately introduced her plans to go to the World Championships and compete within the age group warmth. She is probably going crossing her fingers for a rolldown place to get her into the Elite 15 warmth, probably the most coveted spot within the HYROX World Championships.
Qualifying races from London to Hong Kong will happen between the HYROX Anaheim race and the 2023 World Championships on the finish of Might. At these races, athletes can try and get onto the Elite 15 leaderboard. Verify again with BarBend’s protection to see who will advance.
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