Sunday, September 12, 2010

Drew Meyer, superhuman!

Drew Meyer has done it!  He's completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning!  That means that in less than three months' time, he finished Western States 100, Vermont 100, Leadville 100, and the Wasatch 100.  That's right, 4 100 mile races in a summer.  Did I mention he's 62?  What an accomplishment!
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The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is in Utah, in the Wasatch Mountains, with a cumulative elevation gain of over 26000 feet.  That's a lot of climbing for a guy from Fort Worth.  Drew finished in 35:27:32.  That's a lot of hours awake, much less a lot of hours on your feet, much less a lot of hours running in the mountains, much less a lot of hours running at elevations up to 10000 feet.  No matter how you measure it, Drew has accomplished what most would never try and what few could actually finish.  Huge congratulations to him, and many thanks for the inspiration!  Way to go!
On the Wasatch 100 course. What a gorgeous place to run. Or walk.  Or sit.  Or anything.

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