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Chaski Challenge: The Best Virtual Running Event of 2020 - Pt 1

Updated: Jul 27


Stay tuned for a full race recap later in the week including more in-depth analysis, quotes from our elite competitors, and more!

For now, here are some stats and a quick synopsis of the Athletic Brewing Co. Chaski Marathon Relay.


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Total Finishers: 1,244 from 45 US states and 68 countries

5km: 1,026

Marathon: 162

Relay: 56


Total Fans: 13,580 from 82 countries


Total elite participants: 17 teams, 51 athletes, 12 countries, 8 Olympians

Elite winners


Women

Team JUSARSA: 2:17:01

Annie Bothma 1:01:05 12 Miles (19.2km)

Lindsey Scherf 0:41:15 8 Miles (13km)

Shiho Kaneshige 0:34:41 6.2 Miles (10km)

Men

Team Flagstaff: 2:11:50

Julius Kosgei 1:00:49 12 Miles (19.2km)

Amanuel Mesel 0:39:24 8 Miles (13km)

Ahmed Osman 0:31:37 6.2 Miles (10km)



Elite race highlights


In the women’s race, Team JUSARSA (Japan, USA, Republic of South Africa) stole the show with an incredible combined time of 2:17:01, 18 minutes ahead of second place. The tri-continental team ran away from the competition in the first leg (12 miles, 19.2km), in which Annie Bothma ran a world-class 1:01:09, a time which places her in the upper echelon of female half-marathoners. Not to be outdo