Saturday, May 15, 2010
The early running played out pretty much as it does every year. Jokes on the line and around the first corner. A little talking over the first mile or so, then just a silent dance with one's aerobic threshold for the remaining fifty minutes.
Brad Mitchell (La Sportiva) took top distance honors making it 15,500 meters (9.63 miles). Andy Jones-Wilkins took runner up (14,850 meters; 9.23 miles) in his now-storied fish shorts, the wearing of which caused Patagonia and La Sportiva to disavow any sponsorship ties (photos below).
On the women's side, Liv Jensen took top distance with 12,960 meters (8.05 miles), which currently places her third on the all-time TVR list. Julie Cord took second spot on the day, with a solid 12,429 (7.72). Full results below.
In the end, no dreams were shattered, some PRs were set, and there was much rejoicing with Black Cherry Soda and lite beer. A great time all around.
(click to enlarge photos) (more photos here)