I had to miss it this year due to family stuff but the perennial season-opener looks like it was great.
Leor repeated as champ and in the process he beat the newest Olympian to become an ultrarunner as well as the male UROY from 2009. Rod Bien and Jeff Browning helped Oregon maintain their bragging rights and Idaho's own Joelle Vaught beat a strong women's field. Victor and Erik began their quests toward another couple of top-10's at WS and Graham Cooper, 2006 WS winner, showed he's still in the game. And, lest we forget, 54 year old Mark Richtman nailed this one! I'm not sure if that's the fastest a 54 year-old has ever run at WTC but it sure is moving (especially on the new, longer course.)
Oh yeah, Twiet's back as well. Does this mean he'll be lacing them up for the Dance????
Full results here:
PS -- I am racing next Saturday in the desert outside Phoenix. Can't wait.
Been a while since Ian and I ran together in the Desert.