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Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

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:

Goals 

None for now

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

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: 33.50 Year: 640.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Race: Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100k (63.75 Miles) 09:26:33, Place overall: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.0063.750.000.000.0064.75

UPDATE- Full report posted on Green Shorts Running blog

Running strong at your focus race of the year- $3

Meeting all your goals- $8

Having all of this happen in the biggest, most competitive, highest-profile race of your life- Priceless 

Pretty much sums up my day.  Thanks for your support, everyone.  I'll put up a full report sometime later this week, but it might take me a few days just to watch all the wonderful UROC videos they put up and read the iRF twitter updates.   

As a quick summary, it was a great race and I'm glad it came together like I thought it would.  Like Ian Sharman said, it was brutal- tougher than I expected given the amount of road.  But it was something awesome- running through the clouds 7 hrs into a race, pushing it harder through the entire ultra than I ever had before (hence the MP miles, and many were as hard as any 10k I've ever done), but somehow knowing that I would be able to still maintain for the 2+ hrs left.  With 1 hr to go the clouds lifted and I saw a beautiful sight- Ian Sharman in 4th place one minute ahead, Matt Flaherty in 3rd place another minute ahead, and Michael Wardian in 2nd place one more minute up.  If that doesn't motivate you to make yourself hurt even more, nothing will.

Fuel XC 2 Miles: 43.50Crossmax Miles: 21.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Dale on Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 23:54:40 from 69.10.215.11

Congrats on an awesome race! Was glued to the twitter feed. Well deserved 5th place finish. Bet you won't be such a mystery to the odds-makers at your next big race.

From jun on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 00:01:28 from 174.23.189.233

Unreal man, way to go. That's an amazing performance on that stage.

From Steve Piccolo on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 00:48:38 from 67.2.67.23

Awesome to see your name right up there with some of the best ultra runners in the world. And one who ran a 100 miler in 12-13 hours earlier this year.

From timp on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 09:24:16 from 99.110.188.230

Big ongrats on the race result!!

From jtshad on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:39:54 from 204.134.132.225

Congrats, can't wait to read the full report. You did awesome!

From Adam RW on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:47:31 from 155.101.152.123

Jon, Congratulations! I look forward to the full report. Your commitment and dedication over the last few years as you transitioned to trail racer has been truly inspirational.

From Seth on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:08:59 from 184.214.246.140

Nice job gutting it out with some of the best! I look forward to reading the full report.

From Jake K on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 13:12:13 from 155.100.226.53

Awesome performance Jon. Can't wait to read the full report. Sounds like it all came together very nicely.

From Superfly on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 12:43:50 from 74.211.21.81

You've worked really hard with your ultra racing and I'm pumped it all paid off in a big race! Super job man. I'm a cooler person because I know Jon. Awesome job!

From Jon on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 22:41:28 from 74.177.125.83

Thanks, everyone. Full report is up now.

From Andrea on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 21:24:40 from 67.177.21.60

Loved reading your report. AWESOME PERFORMANCE. Very impressive, and your finish is priceless :)

From Holt on Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 19:02:07 from 97.126.200.104

Sorry to be so late...

Great job Jon; what a cool experience, and such an impressive result that you definitely earned!

From Adam RW on Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 14:48:21 from 67.182.248.141

Jon, It was worth the wait to sit and read the whole thing straight through. WOW 2011 is all about some amazing running!!! Great job and congratulations on the new son.

I have to say this quote was great: "The dude must have cajones and guts of Teflon and Kevlar-coated steel with an unobtanium core and diamond coating, powered by the Energizer bunny."

Also the war cry in pic 91997-022-015 is perfect. I think you need to get that printed on the back of your race jersey to scare away the competition next race...

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