ULTRARUNNING.com recently compiled a list of the fastest 100 mile trail running times for both male and female in the United States for 2009.
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
- Chrissy Ferguson – Vermont 100 Trail Run Report
- Veronica Battaglia – Rocky Raccoon 100 Report
- Liza Howard – Cactus Rose 100 Report
- Melanie Fryar – Rocky Raccoon 100 Report
- 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
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.
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 – EnduranceBuzz.com