Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ultra Running Highlights of 2010

Here are my picks for Ultra Performances of the Year that caught my attention this year.
Mike Wardian - 3rd Overall in the 100K & 50K World Championship.
1st at the USA T&F 50K Road National Championship.
3rd at the Marathon Des Sables.
Scott Jurek - 2nd Overall at the 24 Hour World Championship and setting new American Record.
Geoff Roes - 1st Overall Western States 100
Todd Braje - 1st Overall at the USA T&F 100 Mile Trail and USA T&F 50 Mile Road Championship. [New Course Record in both events]
Anton Krupicka - 1st Overall USA T&F 50 Mile Trail Championship [New Course Record], 1st at Miwok 100K.
Zach Gingerich - 1st Overall at Umstead 100 in 13:23 [Fastest time in USA for 100 Miles this year].
Fire & Ice award!!!
1st Overall at Badwater and 1st Overall at Arrowhead [New Course Record].
[Both races 135 miles. One is the hottest race in the continental US the other is the coldest of that distance.]

My performances this year.
7th Overall USA T&F 50K Road National Championship.
2nd Overall West Highland Way [95 mile trail race in Scotland].
12th Overall Austin Marathon.
19th Overall Akron Marathon.
3rd Overall Buckeye Trail 50K.
5th Overall Buckeye Half Marathon, 1st Master.
2th Overall USA T&F 100 Mile Trail National Championship, 1st Master & Masters Course Record.
5th Overall USA T&F 50 Mile Road National Championship. 2nd Master