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
I find her long-term dominance the most impressive.
This, I actually don't find too unreasonable.
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.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...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.
Are we there yet?
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.
2016 Goals: Exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race, run more trail races (2 currently scheduled)
I was impressed reading about her wanting to do a marathon, and then doing AR50 instead. And doing it fast
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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2016 Preliminary List:
Feb 13 - Hagg Lake 50k; Mar 19 - 4MPH Challenge; June 4 - Grasshopper Peak 30k; June 17 & 18 - Wild Rogue Relay; June 25 & 26 Western States Volunteer; July 23 - Pick Your Poison 24 Hr.
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