I'm retired from racing. Really.

Grand Mesa 50+

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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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
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: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Grand Mesa 50+ (54 Miles) 09:21:57, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick report- Pulled off a win at the Grand Mesa 50 (actually 54) mile race. Very fun, beautiful race, all above 10,000 feet. Hotter and more difficult with more climbing than expected (including the longest, steepest climb of my life). Good competition from Zeke Tiernan (29 min 10k-er, 2xNCAA All American and Univ. of Colorado, 2009 Leadville 100 3rd place finisher), but edged him by 10-15 min. Great crewing by my parents. Fun and challenging race, with the expected snafus for a first time race. Highest mileage ever in 1 week.  Already feel recovered- no soreness, other than the nasty sunburn all over. 

[7/29 update] Full report has been posted on my blogspot page

Weight: 0.00
From Jim Kern on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 09:20:56 from

Congrats on the win. Looking forward to the full report.

From Paul on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 09:38:20 from


From Dale on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 19:00:40 from

Nice. Want to hear more about the heat and the climb.

From Bob on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 20:12:27 from

Great job. It's all coming together.

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 06:25:53 from

Graet job on a nice win. Looking forward to the full report and some pic's of what must be a bright red sunburn. Maybe peeling by now:)

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 08:01:46 from

Wow, congrats on yet another win. You are becoming a force to be reckoned with in the ultra world!

From Bryce on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 09:15:31 from

Congrats Jon, solid win. Happy house hunting.

From JimF on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 09:53:53 from

Awesome! Congrats on the win! Your ability to handle the distance and climbing amaze me.

From Faceless Ghost on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:40:33 from

Great job. It looks like you're setting yourself up nicely for the Bear 100.

From Rossy on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 09:24:08 from

You are amazing Jon! Awesome run in an extremely difficult race!

From Adam RW on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 09:12:07 from

S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R !!!

From Jason McK on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 15:54:44 from


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