24 athletes beat their personal best with ASICS metaspeed sky shoe Results From ASICS BE(AT) Your Personal Best Event
Today, 24 ASICS athletes beat their personal best over 5 and 10km at the BE(AT) Your Personal Best event, live-streamed from Morton, France.
Hillary Kipkoech won the men’s 10km race with the world’s fastest time over this distance in 2021 (27:35). Mekdes Woldu won the women’s 10km race and set a new national record for Eritrea (31:47). Boniface Bikiwott won the men’s 5km race in 13:34, and Sarah Lahti won the women’s 5km, setting a new Swedish national record (15:22). All athletes were wearing the recently launched ASICS METASPEEDTM Sky shoes.
Following the race, Sarah Lahti said: “I’m really happy. It was feeling really easy over the first 3km, and I was looking at my watch and knew if I could keep that pace, I could get the record. You always want to be at your best, and today, I was.”
The race was recognised by the French Athletics Federation and World Athletics and all records are official.
Conditions for the runners taking part were perfect, with a temperature of 15 degrees, little wind, and a 2.5km flat asphalt course through natural woodland.
ASICS METASPEED™ SKY
ASICS launched its new METASPEED™ Sky shoes on 30 March 2021 and has already seen impressive performances, including race wins for Aleksandra Lisowka (Debno marathon), Markadiusz Gardzielewski (Debno marathon) and Katharina Steinruk (Enschede marathon).
Following today’s BE(AT) Your Personal Best event, over 114 athletes have now beaten their personal best in ASICS METASPEED™ SKY shoes.
Credit: Philippe Millereau / ASICS