A couple of trail ultramarathons took place last weekend; let's discuss. Up north, near Mt. Hood, the Pacific Crest Trail 50 Mile Ultramarathon went off. Among the 126 finishers were three of our favorites:
Clyde Aker, 10:00:47
Annie Crispino-Taylor, 10:29:45
Ben Benjamin, 11:01:11
Further north, in the state of Washington, the National Trail 50 Mile USA Track and Field Championships took place. Set at the foot of Mt, Rainier this course has it all: riverside running, breathtaking views and pulse racing climbs. TheWhite River 50 Mile Trail Race attracted several of southern Oregon's ultrarunners. Here's who did what:
Hal Koerner, 7:43:01
Darcy Kleiman, 10:11:20
Carly Varner, 10:29:06
Mark Sherbow, 13:32:19
Chris Rennaker, "50 kilometer option"
We'd like to do a little shout out to former RVR employee Anton Krupicka's awesome finish at White River as well. Not only did he win, he cruised to a seemingly unbeatable course record in the process! 6:32:07!