Now in its 25th year, the International Association of Ultra-runners (IAU) World and European Championships was held in the Dutch city of Winschoten on Saturday, 10 September 2011. Organisers say the ultra-marathon had attracted a record number of participants this year, with more than 230 athletes representing 35 countries in the 100km race.
Meiklejohn has completed the Comrades Marathon 23 times, with 10 Gold and 13 Silver medals to his credit.
Race Director of the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), Johan van Staden says: ‘Mr Meiklejohn has consistently proven himself in over 20 Comrades Marathons. We are pleased with his performance and look forward to welcoming him to the 2012 segment of the Ultimate Human Race.’
Doing it for the ladies at the IAU World Champs were ‘cream-of-the-crop-runners’ Lindsay van Aswegen and Kerry Koen who run for Toyota Athletic Club and Nedbank Running Club respectively. Van Aswegen took third place and Koen came in at number nine overall.