Dane set world record in stiletto sprinting

Christian Wenande
May 4th, 2015

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Majken Sichlau runs 100-metre sprint in stilettos in 13.56 seconds

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may be the fastest woman in the world, but when it comes to making it on time to the office, no-one comes close to Denmark’s Majken Sichlau.

The 22-year-old Danske Bank advisor is the new Guinness World Record holder in the 100 metre dash in stilettos. Sichlau ran a time of 13.56 seconds at Tårnby Stadium in Amager on Saturday – almost a second faster than the previous record of 14.53 seconds held by Julia Plecher of Germany.

“To be honest, I don’t think it has sunk in yet,” Sichlau told Ekstra Bladet tabloid. “It’s probably the most surreal thing I’ve experienced. It’s the most awesome feeling and I am extremely happy and proud.”

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Sichlau revealed that she often goes running in her stilettos and she has taken part in stiletto races before on Strøget in Copenhagen (as part of Fashion Week) and in Odense.

Denmark’s newest Guinness World Record holder, who is a keen athlete in her spare time, decided she would try to break the record in October last year.


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