If you were milling around the Boston Marathon Expo late morning on Sunday, you may have stumbled upon something incredible going on at the ProForm booth. Newly sponsored Hoka One One athlete Tyler Andrews was scheduled to make an attempt at breaking his own treadmill half marathon world record of 67’18 from last March as a fundraiser for Strive Trips, the company he works for to help third-world families in Peru. Andrews not only shattered his own world record for the treadmill half marathon, but also dropped an incredible new PR and OTQ time of 63 minutes, 38 seconds! Mike Giberti was on the scene to cover this showcase. Here’s some first-hand highlights of the event, including some interview Q&A with Tyler:
I was there. Great job. Was awesome to watch.
Technically I believe it would not count towards an OTQ as it was achieved a) in a solo time trial effort, not in competition (b) was on a treadmill, not a road or track and (c) conjecturing here – treadmill might count as running with a pacer – not sure if paced times count towards OTQ