Ultra Runners


Ann Trason (Read 121 times)




    Nice article / interview


    Some people can have a beast of a season or 2.  Ann was "The Beast" for 2 decades.


    Which of her running accomplishments do you find most impressive?


    And she won a damn near miraculous double–twice, in both 1996 and 1997–the Comrades Marathon and the Western States 100, which take place less than two weeks apart on different continents

    I am fuller bodied than Dopplebock

      Since Ann was starting to wind down about the time I was just getting started with consistent running (vs some sporadic running after work occasionally), I was aware of her dominance, but not truly appreciative of it until the years went by and I saw how many different people won WSER. 14 wins there is impressive.


      More important / impressive to me is that she just wants to run now. Running itself is what she loves, regardless of where she finishes.

      "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

      You'll ruin your knees!

        I find her long-term dominance the most impressive.



        ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)


          Dyslexia or bad spelling ... an Extra "N" in there - Sorry Ann.

          I am fuller bodied than Dopplebock

          Muddling through

            Even as a track runner and shorter distance road racer, I was aware of Ann's amazing accomplishments at a time when most runners probably didn't even realize there were ultra races. I was in awe of her winning races outright beating all comers, men and women.

            2015 Goals: Run IAT50K, run first 100K, and exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race

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              I was impressed reading about her wanting to do a marathon, and then doing AR50 instead. And doing it fast Smile

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                She did a great interview with Ultra Runner Podcast in early February.

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                Jan 31 - Clam Beach Run (8 3/4 mile); April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June 20 & 21 - Double FatAss 50k; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; Oct 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50.

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