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Mike Trees sets V50 10,000m world lead
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Posted on: Monday 3rd December 2012

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At Nippon Sports University, Tokyo on Saturday 1st December, Mike Trees rounded off his most successful year as an age grouper by running the fastest 10,000m in the world this year (V50) in 32'54"50. At 50 years of age a new age group has been a big motivation to Mike to get fit and race well, not something to get depressed over. The previous best this year was 33'17.

This record truly sets Mike apart from the crowd as it goes along with being the BTF's only double world champion at this years ITU World Championships in Auckland in the Aquathlon and Sprint Triathlon events.

We asked Mike how he is running so fast at 50, and his reply was "lots of swimming and water running". It seems that not only Alistair Brownlee is using the water running to good effect. Mike added that as you get older it takes longer to recover between sessions and as there is virtually no stress on the joints in a pool, it really does help to raise fitness levels without the risk of injury.

If you are still unsure who to vote for in the 220 Triathlon Awards, for Male Age Grouper of the Year, Mike would be one of a number of excellent contenders you could consider.

Mike Trees

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