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Ultra Wimps and Whiners: Kindly Fuck Off

I apologize in advance if the language, lack of political correctness, or content of this article offends you.  Oh?  Wait as second… no I don’t.  If you are offended by the language, content, or lack of political correctness in this article – YOU are the problem.  If you don’t like it: fuck you, piss off, […]

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2016 Athens Big Fork Marathon

The Athens-Big Fork Marathon – heretofore to be referred to as “ABF” – has been on my radar for a number of years.  Last year I was all set to go, but it got flooded out.  The two years before that it was in conflict with a local race that I love.  This year, I […]

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Ultra-Community

I often find myself wondering why I continue running ultras.  Why would I willingly participate in an activity that beats my body to the point that walking to the bathroom becomes nearly impossible?  Why is it worth doing when it makes me shed toenails more often than a snake sheds it skin?  I have had […]

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The Race Across The Sky

“The Race Across the Sky.”  LT100.  Leadville.  Whatever you call it, it is now in the books for 2015.  Less than half of the nearly 650 brave runners from all over the world who started the race managed to power themselves across the finish under the 30 hour time limit.  I was the 281st finisher […]

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Nobody’s Perfect

The many crazy, wonderful people that I have met while running or volunteering at ultras have overwhelmingly been of extremely high character and integrity.  They have also shown a willingness to share and sacrifice in ways that may actually make things harder on themselves in order to help someone else reach their goals.  Ultrarunners are […]

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