100k World Championships since 1987
|Year||State, City||Year||State, City|
|1987||Belgium, Torhout||2003||Taiwan, Tainan|
|1988||Spain, Santander||2004||The Netherlands, Winschoten|
|1989||France, Paris||2005||Japan, Kitami|
|1990||USA, Duluth||2006||South Korea, Misari-Seoul|
|1991||Italy, Florenz-Faenza||2007||The Netherlands, Winschoten|
|1992||Spain, Palamós||2008||Italien, Tuscania-Tarquinia|
|1993||Belgium, Torhout||2009||Belgium, Torhout|
|1994||Japan, Kitami||2010||Gibraltar, Gibraltar|
|1995||The Netherlands, Winschoten||2011||The Netherlands, Winschoten|
|1996||Russia, Moskau||2012||Italy, Seregno|
|1997||The Netherlands, Winschoten||2013||canceled|
|1998||Japan, Nakamura||2014||Katar, Doha|
|1999||France, Chavagnes-en-Paillers||2015||The Netherlands, Winschoten|
|2000||The Netherlands, Winschoten||2016||Spain, Los Alcázares|
|2001||France, Cléder||2018||Croatia, Sveti Martin na Muri|
World Championships 2018 in Croatia
In a large field of 109 women and 143 men from 41 countries at the IAU 30 th 100 km World Championships in Croatia, the German national team achieved sensational success in both the women‘s and men‘s races and was rewarded with silver (women‘s individual) and bronze (men‘s team).
Nele Alder-Baerens not only won the silver medal with 7:22:41 hours just behind Nikolina Sustic CRO), but also set a new hearing-impaired world record. The eventual champion and runner-up were never more than two minutes apart through the entirety of this very tight race. In remaining only two minutes apart over the entire duration of the race these athletes delivered a duel that was enthusiastically followed by the international spectators aling the side of the course.
Leading up to the event the German men‘s team was ranked in 9 th place. However, they were able to sensationally fight their way up to 3 rd place thanks to a finish in the last 15 km, where they were able to oust the USA, relegating the American team to 4 th place with a combined lead of three minutes. Japan won gold with three men finishing in the top four ahead of a second place South Africa. Integrated in the competition were the WMA Senior World Championships, in which Germany won three gold medals and one silver.