Written By: SportsShoes
TIME CHASER. RECORD BREAKER. HISTORY MAKER.
SportsShoes Podium Events are proud to announce that on a cold Saturday night in Barrowford, Lancashire, adidas athlete Emile Cairess made history by breaking both the British and European 10-mile records in a sensational time of 45:57!
The previous record of 46:02 has stood for almost 30 years, set by Britain's Richard Nerurkar at Twickenham in 1993.
In the same race, Hugo Milner and Kadar Omar finished second and third in 49.23 and 51:02 respectively.
Emile wore adidas Adizero Takumi Sen 9 running shoes for his record-breaking performance.
Pictured: Emile Cairess crossing the finish line. Photo credit: Graham Smith
Chris Barnes, SportsShoes Race Director and the man behind Podium Events, said;
'Tonight we were lucky enough to be part of athletic history as we witnessed an incredible performance from Emile. He is without doubt, one of the most humble men I've ever met and it was fitting that the person he celebrated with first was his mum, who has been by his side every step of the way. To cap a remarkable night, he then offered all of his prize money to his pacers as a sign of gratitude.
He’s a superstar.
He’s a British record holder.
He’s a European record holder.
He’s talented beyond belief.
Emile Cairess is going a long way not just in the sport, but in life.
He is an outstanding ambassador for the sport.'
Pictured: Emile Cairess makes history. Photo credit: Graham Smith
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE IMAGES FROM BREAKING 10 BY GRAHAM SMITH
BREAKING 10 RESULTS
|1.||Emile Cairess||45:57||adidas Adizero Takumi Sen 9|
|2.||Hugo Milner||49.23||adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3|
|3.||Kadar Omar||51:02||adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3|
Alongside the Breaking 10 event were three PODIUM Mile races.
In the elite men's race Henry McLuckie took the win in 4:07, Calli Thackery won the elite women's race in 4:41 and Luke Minns took the open race title in 4:22.
CLICK HERE FOR ALL BREAKING 10 AND PODIUM MILE RESULTS
Pictured: Emile Cairess and his pacers. Photo credit: Graham Smith
NEXT UP FOR SPORTSSHOES PODIUM EVENTS...
Stretch those legs and tighten your laces, because next month we're bringing pure speed and entertainment to the track with our first ever underground SportsShoes x Podium event.
This is one running event not to be missed.
Follow our Podium 5K and SportsShoes instagram accounts for updates and live coverage throughout the day.
Tune in to the live stream for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
So, get ready and get set to live life in the fast lane with SportsShoes and Podium - because it's #NoFunStandingStill