It was a long weekend with good weather to optimally perform in an Ultra-Multievent. And 84 athletes did perform well by finishing the Icosathlon for Men or the Tetradecathlon for Woman. Some of them were a highlight on the track to be proud on, like Michiel de Ruiter. On Saturday he tried to break the World Record on the 3000 meters Steeplechase but his time of 9.39,64 was 10 seconds too slow for breaking the World Record of Syrjälä Teppo from Finland. On Sunday he wanted to try it again on the 10.000 meters and he did it with success. In an amazing race he finished in a time of 32.21, exactly 40 seconds faster than the old World Record of the Japanese athlete Ban Takuma.
Also decathlete Joan Estruch (Spain) tried to break a World Record, this time on the 110 meter hurdles. His time of 15,32 was fast but not fast enough to break the record from Kaseorg Indrek in 1990 (14,96). Maybe if there would not have been a headwind of 2,1 m/s he would have been able to break that record. With a total score of 10.824 he was the best Men athlete on the track. The level in Lisse was high with 8 Senior athletes above the 10.000 points.
The best Woman athlete was Sonja Beba from Germany. With a score of 7740 points she won in the Woman category.
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