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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Race Across the Sky: Stories


Check out these three short essays on the Leadville 100 experience from Ultra Running online.  It is interesting, exciting, and a little unnerving.   I am still going to do it.
The Race Story of Von Cousin By Eric Lee Photos by Glen Dahlman, Matt Mahoney and Eric Lee


As with most runners preparing to run 100 miles, Von Cousin struggled to balance training, working full time, and . . .
being a good father to his son. At 4:00 a.m. on August 20, 2011, he toed the starting line in downtown Leadville alongside 641 other runners, set to attempt the Leadville

Trail 100, his first 100-mile race. Thoughts of - had he trained enough, did he taper properly, was his crew fully prepared - weighed on his mind, but not as heavily as the “four angels” that had guided him through the past year. His grandmother who passed away in 2002, his friend Jon, whom he had lost in March 2011, his mother on the East Coast struggling with a double cancer diagnosis, and his beautiful son who inspires him on a daily basis. < More >
WHAT I’M MADE OF by Jason Moreland  < More >

LEADVILLE “LIFETIME” EXPERIENCE By Jim Skaggs  < More >

2 comments:

Johann said...

Thank you so much for this! I am still going to do it myself.

SKA Runner said...

Johann, are you going to sign up for the 2012 race?

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