Launceston's Amy Lamprecht has put Tasmanian distance running on the map with a dominant victory at the Ultra-Trail Australia 100 in NSW.
Completing the 100 kilometre ordeal 57 minutes inside her personal best in 11:03:28, Lamprecht finished 11th overall more than an hour ahead of the second-placed woman who was back in 47th.
She averaged a speed of 9.04km/h and climbed 4393m to claim her $1500 winner's prize.
"I'm stoked to have won and it hasn't really sunk in yet. It's my biggest win by a long way," she said.
"I've been there five times but this is only the third that I've finished.
"It's part of the ultra-trail world tour, begins in Katoomba and then goes up and down a lot of stairs through the Blue Mountains. It's one of the biggest events of its kind in Australia.
"It's long and painful. I think you've got to have a tough head on you because it's a real mental game. It's not as physical as people think, it's all in the head."
Lamprecht, who turns 40 in June, went to high school in Scottsdale and Exeter and is now a personal trainer who works at Cube and The Running Company in Launceston.
She has been a regular competitor in Tasmanian distance events including the Ross and Hobart marathons and was the fastest female at the Lilydale Lope in 2014, completed 86km in 13:25.19 to finish 66th at the trail running world champs in Geres, Portugal, in 2016 and won the multi-day Buffalo Stampede race in Victoria last year.
"I've run everything in Tassie because we've got great events," she said.
"I came third here last year and fourth before that.
"I kept asking people how far back the second runner was but I did not really know where I was in relation to everyone else so just kept pushing the whole way.
"I wish I had known where she was because I would have gone a bit easier."
Lamprecht headlined a large contingent of Tasmanian runners at the event.
Asked what was next on her running program, she said: "I'm now going to have a break and maybe do some shorter stuff."
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