Long-distance pro triathlete David McNamee breaks 5K run PB

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He’s a long-distance pro triathlete, and that means the 5K is definitely not his specialty, yet the 33-year-old David McNamee (GBR) broke the record that he had set in 2014. He did so on the 31st of December, 2021, during a Spanish local night run. Seven years ago, McNamee’s fastest time on this distance was 15:33 minutes – which was from a 10K build up run – but now he was able to sharpen this to a sub-15 time: 14:58 minutes.

That’s still not good enough, McNamee, who lives in Girona, seems to think, though. On Instagram, he wrote: “Smashed it… Now I just need to find another 60 seconds to keep up with the ITU boys in Girona.”

He may be eager to improve his 5K PB even more, but McNamee has definitely proven in 2021 – again – that he owns the marathon. McNamee ran a 2:42:58-hour marathon during Ironman Frankfurt (Aug. 15), which was good for an impressive third place. Additionally, McNamee finished two times in third place at the Ironman World Championship, once with a marathon time of 2:45:30 (2017) and once with a marathon time of 2:46:03 (2018).