Dan Nash finished third to take a bronze medal in Romania.

Dan Nash Proves Ultra Reliable Over 50K

Cardiff’s Dan Nash returned from the International Association of Ultrarunners 50km World Championships in Romania with two bronze medals and a new British record under his belt.

Making his debut in a Great Britain vest, Nash finished third in the men’s race in a time of 2:49.01, beating the previous British record of 2:53.41 set by Jeff Norman in 1985.

The 25-year-old also picked up a team bronze after his GB team mates Paul Martelletti, Alex Milne and Kevin Rojas all enjoyed top 20 finishes.

After the race, Nash, who ran a new marathon personal best of 2:18.51 in Brighton earlier this year, said: “The thought of a medal hadn’t even entered my head before the race. Even going into the last 9km lap I was still just thinking about surviving!

“With three miles left I could see that I was catching fourth place and then it was just a matter of giving everything I had.

“A perfect way to debut in a GB vest!”

It was a hugely successful event for the GB team as Aly Dixon won individual gold in the women’s race, setting a new world record of 3:07.20 in the process.

She was followed home in second place by team-mate Helen Davies. Julie Briscoe was the third GB scorer home in ninth place, helping to clinch the women’s team gold medal.


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