I'm retired from racing. Really.

Leatherwoods Mountains 50 mile

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Feb 24, 2007



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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 747.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 284.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Leatherwoods Mountains 50 mile (50 Miles) 08:31:00, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick report- ran, without a doubt, the muddiest, sloppiest race of my life today. Fun, painful, challenging. Finished a distant second to Brian Rusiecki in 8.5 hrs. Rain, rain, mud, water, and more mud. My left knee is absolutely jacked up, too, probably from all the slipping and sliding. Great course with lots of climbing, good aid, perfect markers. 77 starters, 43 finishers.

Trail M2 Miles: 10.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 40.00
Weight: 0.00
From Paul on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 09:24:41 from

Sounds awful, so I'm sure that means you loved it. Nice job.

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 10:24:25 from

Nice... barely a 50% finisher rate... that sounds like a race right up your alley.

From Dale on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:51:27 from

What, no Barkley? Sounds like a pretty decent replacement on the misery index. Nice job.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:04:32 from


Take care of that knee. They're important.

From Jon on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:40:45 from

Dale, I was still on the Barkley wait list, number 20 or so.

Thanks, guys.

From Kendall on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:24:26 from

Congrats Jon! My kind of fun. Saw some pictures and it looked awfully wet.

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