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Ann Trason (Read 105 times)

TripleBock


    http://www.irunfar.com/2014/02/ann-trason-the-pioneer-returns.html

     

    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.

         

        +100

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

        TripleBock


          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.

            2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              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.

                Leslie
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