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TNF Georgia 50 mile trail race

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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: 8.00 Month: 117.00 Year: 1279.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Race: TNF Georgia 50 mile trail race (50 Miles) 07:59:20, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Full report now posted.

Quick report-

45 miles of running on this

Across this terrain

While making up 8 minutes on the lead pack in 10 miles before passing them at mile 45, leads to some Dean time.

Awesome race, one of my best executed ever, over a very challenging course while racing great people.  What a fun day.

Trail M2 Miles: 51.50
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 22:07:51 from

Sorry about the Dean time :-)

But otherwise - AWESOME!!! That's a big win!!!

From Oreo on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 22:11:02 from

Great Job! Saw your victory on the TNF instagram post. AWESOME is right. Sweet Victory.

From steve ash on Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 23:46:01 from

Nice work on the win Jon, looks like you made some great memories too. It must be a great feeling to win when you know you have done your best, executed, and laid it all out on the line. Congrats!

From Jason D on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 00:21:51 from

FANTASTIC! This is big for sure. Ultra times are always hard for me to calculate as doing well or not when I see them on the race reports, but that first place told me all I needed to know. Rest easy.

From J Cole on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 04:39:39 from

Congrats! Hope you make a full report and let us know the drama that happened in the last 6 mi!

From run100sdp on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 08:33:20 from

Nice run Jon, congrats on the win!

From Neasts on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 17:16:46 from

That is just awesome, Jon! Making up 8 minutes in the last ten miles is just such a feat, as everyone feels so wretched at that point. Congratulations on winning!

From James on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 18:49:35 from

Congrats! Great pics too.

From Dale on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:01:22 from

Congrats. I saw you camped in third. Well executed first place finish! Plus, just in case there were any cobwebs....

From jtshad on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:04:45 from

Congrats on a strong and smart race. Awesome that you were able to run that well for that long on such a bad ankle. Hope it heals up quickly.

From RileyCook on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 16:41:05 from

I'm with Jason...I don't know ultra times, but I know first place is good! Nice work. I also know that making up that much time in ten miles is legit...so good work Jon!

From Fritz on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 20:10:27 from

Great job Jon. Coming up on and passing guys in the woods with a few miles left must have been a lot of fun.

From Jon on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 21:10:42 from

Thanks, everyone. It was indeed fun to pass everyone right before the end of the race. And Dale, I was more than happy to allow them to sweep all (well, most) the cobwebs from the course.

From Cody on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 20:47:38 from

Your ankle looks like a massive spider bite gone wrong. Yuck. Awesome action pics! Great job. Another win!

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