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Top 100 Mile Times In 2009 – TALON Trail Runners recently compiled a list of the fastest 100 mile trail running times for both male and female in the United States for 2009.

These speedy times occurred at events spread throughout the country such as Western States (CA), Umstead (NC), Lean Horse (SD), and our very own Rocky Raccoon (TX), to name just a few.

Besides a region of great trail running people, we have some fast athletes. The TALON (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico) region had 11 athletes (12 entries) included in the lists, consisting of three men and seven women.

I thought it would be cool to highlight these achievements in some way. So…I went on the hunt and was fortunate enough to get in contact with some of these athletes and they were extremely gracious in providing a bit of insight on their 100 mile journey for us all to enjoy. A huge thank you to them!

So over the next couple weeks, I will periodically share some thoughts from these TALON athletes on their fast-footed 100 mile journeys.

Who are the 10 TALON athletes that made the lists?


  • Melanie Fryar, Time: 20:07:27, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 22/100
  • Elizabeth Howard, Time: 21:02:00, Race: Cactus Rose, Rank: 28/100
  • Elizabeth Howard, Time: 21:32:48, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 38/100
  • Veronica Battaglia, Time: 21:34:51, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 40/100
  • Kim Pilcher, Time: 23:07:16, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 75/100
  • Gina Bolton, Time: 23:11:11, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 78/100
  • Jennifer Evans, Time: 23:17:48, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 86/100
  • Chrissy Ferguson, Time: 23:27:12, Race: Vermont 100, Rank: 96/100

Female Insight


  • Michael Adams, Time:17:25:59, Race: Lean Horse, Rank: 27/100
  • Podog Vogler, Time: 17:49:50, Race: Arkansas Traveller, Rank: 41/100
  • Peter Vrolijk, Time: 18:39:46, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 75/100
  • Dane McGuffee, Time:18:44:12, Race: Rocky Raccoon, Rank: 81/100

Male Insight

Rocky Raccoon 100 was clearly where the fastest 100 mile performances occurred for TALON athletes in 2009. The complete list is quite a bit more diversified.

Complete Top 100 Mile Times 2009 – Female

Complete Top 100 Mile Times 2009 – Male

Congratulations to all of these athletes and be on the lookout for some cool insight from some of them over the next couple weeks.

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David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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