I'm retired from racing. Really.

The Barkley marathons

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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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
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: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Race: The Barkley marathons (27 Miles) 15:57:20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Awesome. More later, after sleep. The coolest, toughest race I've ever been at.  Report coming soon- in the meantime, I finally caught up on 4 months worth of race reports, available on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  Barkley report will be next.

Update- my Barkley race report has now been posted. 

XT Wings 2 Miles: 16.00Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 26.00
Weight: 0.00
From Cody on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 21:00:35 from

First question. 6 easy miles at Barkley?

Second. You doing it again?

Final. Why?

Dying to know the details....

From Oreo on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 22:03:01 from

First.. Glad you're alive! Second - what Cody said...

Looking forward to the details... How'd you like that conch shell...

From SlowJoe on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 09:14:57 from

Looking forward to reading more about it as well, congrats.

From Dale on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 09:37:19 from

Yeah, what they said!

From Jake K on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 10:01:19 from

DNF?!?! :-)

Seems like making it two loops puts you on a very small list of folks that have made it that far. Nice going Jon.

From Cam on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 22:05:05 from

Two loops is great man!! Seriously. The fact that Neither Jared or John finished this year is a testament to not just how gnarly the race is, but how bad it was this year.

Maybe next year will be the one!

From jun on Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 14:17:53 from

Wow, I had no idea you were running that this year. Two laps is very impressive. Can't wait to read more about it.

From Jon on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 20:04:45 from

Report is coming, guys. I didn't make it two loops, though- more like 1.333. Officially, that's 20+7 miles, but it's actual length is more like 36 miles or so. Then it was 6-8 easy miles back to the start after I quit (well, not so easy- so foggy we could hardly see, plus hard rain). And Cody, yes- I definitely plan to apply again. I'm hooked hardcore.

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 21:00:07 from

Holy.Crap. That course sounds crazy. Up and down Everest... twice and then some. Sounds intense for sure. Your a legend now man.

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