Adam Holland gears up for three treadmill world record attempt
Adam Holland aims to set three Guinness World Records on a treadmill tomorrow (30 May). The distances are half marathon, marathon and 50K, the challenge to set three world bests in one run.
Three will be the magic number for ultra endurance athlete Adam Holland if he reaches his goal of becoming the fastest man over a half marathon, marathon and 50K on a treadmill. He will have to run at an average speed of 18.2km/h to break the current treadmill marathon World Record of 2 hours 21 minutes.
He posted an ‘unofficial’ World Record for the fastest treadmill marathon at the Watopia Run Festival on Zwift (26 April), completing this in 2:19:21. The week before, he ran an ‘unofficial’ World Record for the fastest half marathon on a treadmill at the DeMoor Global Running Virtual Races (19 April). He ran 1:03:37. The official treadmill half marathon World Record is 1:03:38.
These successes spurred him on to greater things and weeks of planning will come to fruition this weekend as the Tavistock AC man steps up to the triple treadmill challenge. The current records for a half marathon, marathon and 50K are 1:10:42, 2:20 and 2:57:25 respectively and Adam will be pushing through the pain barrier to achieve these. His wife and children will be supporting him every step of the way and an adjudicator from Guinness World Records will be present.
Adam is a Kids Run Free Ambassador and is proud of his role and keen for children and young people to get fit and healthy through running. This has become a passion since his two daughters have become runners and he hopes to inspire other children to do the same even in these difficult times.
Watch Adam’s triple treadmill world record attempt tomorrow (Saturday 30 May at 9.00am) via his YouTube channel and Facebook.
Image courtesy: Adam Holland