I'm retired from racing. Really.

Chattooga River 50k

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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: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Race: Chattooga River 50k (32 Miles) 04:58:26, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick report- won the scenic, challenging Chattooga 50k, edging out Jason by 5 min. Only one of 4runners ever to go under 5 hrs. Very tired now.

Full race report up on Greenshortsrunning blog

Trail M2 Miles: 32.00
Weight: 0.00
From Ken on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 20:03:59 from

Show off! Well done my friend

From jtshad on Sun, May 26, 2013 at 08:24:18 from

Congrats on another ultra win and in a great time. Keep running strong, you are an inspiration to perseverance.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 26, 2013 at 09:25:07 from

That's great Jon. Great race, great time.

I suppose 5 minutes is "edging out" in the ultra world.

From Superfly on Sun, May 26, 2013 at 09:57:29 from

Great job on the win and being in the now group of 4 runners. Pretty impressive!

From Cody on Mon, May 27, 2013 at 17:57:28 from

Another Win! Go Jon! Very impressive especially considering your niggles and lack of "Jon worthy training".

From Jake K on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 13:04:06 from

Nice going Jon. Since your recaps leave much to the imagination, I looked up the course... pretty tough! Drops ~1000 feet in the first 3 miles and then goes straight back up? That's a hard way to ease into a 50K.

From Holt on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 13:54:26 from

I'm glad we got a course description from someone! Way to go Jon, great racing!

From Paul on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 14:12:55 from

Nice work, congrats on the win.

From Jon on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 20:01:16 from

Thanks, everyone.

Jake, I hope to do a report eventually. More info- 32 miles, 5100 ft climbing, all single track, some technical, only one bear.

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