Saturday, January 5, 2008

Impressive Performances for 2007

Mens USA 100K National Team - Bronze Medal. Three strong performances by Howard, Greg and Chad.

Howard Nippert - Led the 100K team to the Bronze. Howard has been the backbone of the 100K team for a number of years.

Chad Ricklefs - Started off the year with a nice marathon at Austin in a time of 2:30, followed by a strong 100K in Holland.

Greg Crowther - 50K USA T&F National Champion followed by 100K USA T&F National Champion, and strong performance at the World Championship.

Hal Koerner - Western States victory and well deserved (lead from start to finish).

Scott Jurek - Hardrock Course Record & Spartathlon 2nd straight win. The new King of the Mountain and Sparta.

Andy Jones-Wilkins - Great performance at WS followed by a victory lap win at Vermont.

Anton Krupicka - Strong start to the year at Rocky Raccoon and even stronger with his Leadville Win.

Matt Carpenter & Uli Steidl - the North Face Showdown. Two tough runners going head to head late in a race. Wish I could have witnessed it. Uli had the best ultra re-cap report I've read in years. Uli undefeated.

Connie Gardner - Best woman's 24 Hour race.

Michael Wardian - 2nd Fastest time in the History of JFK 50, weeks following the US Olympic Marathon Trials, plus many back to back marathons.

Mike Cox - 8th Overall at Chicago on a hot day and weeks later ran the US Olympic Marathon Trials and finished 41st overall in a PR of 2:20. Mike is one of the strongest marathoners I would have to say I've had the privilege of watching.

Nunes - New Badwater Champion (course record holder) & strong 3rd in Greece.

Akos Konya - Strong Badwater, and Sunmart performance.

Oz Pearlman - Chicago Lakefront 50 Miles in 5:31.

Karl Meltzer - 5 - 100 Mile wins, with two course records: Massanutten 100, Bighorn 100, McNaughton 100, San Diego 100 & Bear 100.

Dave Mackey - Grand Canyon double X speed record in 6:59!!!

Seeing Mike Morton running JFK. It was a flashback to 96', running the start with Hewitt, Clifton, Morton, Courtney and Ian.

Dynamic Duo of Mark and Ann Lundbald - Ann and Mark both won the USA Track & Field 50 Mile National Championship. Ann also won the USA T&F Trail Marathon Championship and set many course records.

Nikki Kimball - Western States victory as well as set the course record at Mont Blanc.

Jenna Shelton - Rocky Racoon 3rd overall, and course record.


AJW said...


Cool new blog. Thanks for including me on your list. See you down the trail!


Kim said...

Hey Mark,
nice to see you've started a blog!
I would like to interview you sometime in 2008 for our podcast,


Meltzer said...

Nice job Mark, As we all bring in the new year, tons of great performances were run. Like many report on, Meltzer also won Bighorn 100, and McNaughton 100, both with CR's. I also have started a new blog at, Caoi for now, keep the good stuff coming, -Karl

WynnMan said...

Great list Mark! A fantastic year yourself to boot.

Rogue Valley Runners said...

It's a good think your a graphic designer, I mean I've seen the things they've done to Jessica Alba but this is ridiculous. How on earth did you get yourself to fit into that Powerbar tank.

I know, another one of your homemade creations!?

keep up the blogging, errr miles.