Frank Bozanich. No other name in modern American ultradistance running conjures up such a perception of perseverance and toughness. At 36, the former Marine Captain and Viet Nam veteran continues to demonstrate his prodigious talent at these grueling distances.
On January 3-5, at the inaugural Wildcat 100 Ultra Race in Pensacola, FL, Addison Hendricks, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, broke the 48-hour American Junior Record (age 19 and under). Hendricks ran 130.27 miles (209.649 kilometers) in just 37 hours, 37 minutes, and 59 seconds.
At 80 years of age, Elisa crossed the finish line of ‘El Cruce’earlier this month. She had run for three days, crossing from Argentina to Chile, through the Andes mountains.
Matt talks with the 2015 SOB 100k winner, Ryan Smith. Ryan discusses how the race went, what his plans are for the rest of the year and a group he and his wife created; Rocky Mountain Runners.
The Quick & Dirty is a new column on UltraRunning.com by Matt Flaherty. The column will report on breakout performances, top age group performances, new talent on the trails, and other compelling stories from ultrarunners around North America.
Q: First of all congratulations on consecutive UROY awards– how does 2014 compare to 2013? It’s a huge honor for me to be voted Ultra Runner of the Year. It was a year full of amazing performances by so many great runners and individuals, to be honored with this distinction a second time has left