LAUNCESTON runner Josh Harris broke multiple Tasmanian and Australian records in Hobart on Sunday.
Harris, 25, broke the national 30000-metre record after finishing the 75-lap event at the Domain Athletic Centre in one hour, 36 minutes and 39.7 seconds.
The long-distance star also set a new 79:56.4 benchmark for the Australian and state 25000m, bettering Brian Morgan’s 1955 time of 80:31.4.
During his hot run, Harris as well shaved 18 seconds off the state’s 20000m fastest time – running 1:03.38.7.
“The aim was to get as many record as I could out of the 20, 25 and 30 kilometre distances – it was quite mentally challenging,” Harris said post-race.
“Running around the track for so long caused my left leg to tighten up quite a bit so there was a stage where I thought ‘just get through the 20km point, break that record, and then relax a bit.
“I relaxed a bit and stopped thinking about the Australian records.”