Katalin Nagy

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Katalin Nagy
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Katalin Nagy (323) on her way to victory at the IAU 24 Hour World Championships in 2015
Personal information
Born (1979-05-05) 5 May 1979 (age 40)
ResidenceSarasota County
Sport
Event(s)Ultramarathon

Katalin Nagy (May 5, 1979 in Eger, Hungary) is an ultramarathon runner and member of the USA National 24hr Ultramarathon Team.

IAU 24 Hour World Champion[edit]

Nagy first appeared on the ultramarathon scene in 2012 finishing on the podium at the Croom Zoom 50 km Run and winning the 50 mile road run event of the Keys 100 Ultramarathons in Florida. Since then she became the first American female runner to win the IAU 24 Hour World Championship in Turin in April 2015.[1] She also led the US Women’s Team to its third consecutive world championship victory with a record breaking team championship performance of 720.046 km with team mates Traci Falbo and Maggie Guterl. [2]

Ultramarathon career[edit]

She took her first major international ultramarathon title at Ultrabalaton, a 212 km run around Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2013. Her victory list also includes the South Carolina 24 Hour Race (2014), the Keys 100 Ultramarathons 100 mile event (2014), two wins at the Desert Solstice 24 Hour Track Run (2014, 2015) and a 246 km Athens to Sparta Spartathlon victory with a record time of 25:07:12 ahead of Alyson Venti and former course record holder Szilvia Lubics.[3]

Personal best performances[edit]

Event Result Year Notes
50 km 4:10:12 2013 trail
50 mi 6:52:36 2016 trail (course record)
100 km 8:03:58 2017 road
100 mi 14:41:59 2015 road
200 km 19:19:05 2015 track
24 Hour 243.725 km 2014 track
24 Hour 244.495 km 2015 road (world champion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reus and Nagy win at the IAU 24 Hour World Championships". IAAF.org. 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  2. ^ http://www.irunfar.com/2015/04/this-week-in-running-april-13-2015.html
  3. ^ "Katalin Nagy, New 200k American Record Holder, Interview". Irunfar.com. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2016-01-14.