|Running before it got too hot...somewhere between 30 and 50km of 100km...|
|Team USA with our awesome doctor and managers just before getting read to go to the Parade of Nations on 9/9pm|
Dang, I am currently sore and impressed with us! Here is a quick low-down, more to follow this week!
On a thrilled personal note I ran a PR and met my goal of 7:55...actually clocked a 7:54:59 (yay!). Wound up, as Timo one of our managers says, "6th in the World". Holy buckets! (Yes it was VERY humid and quite warm, so there was some crashing and burning), yet despite that I feel pleased and happy, especially since I had to withdraw due to injury when The Team was readying for Gilbraltar in 2010.
Meghan set a World Record for 50+ in this distance. Super studette! Congrats Meghan!
We women wound up with Silver Medal as a Team with Meghan as top scorer, followed by me and Amy who came back to life after some serious GI issues! Russian Women were Gold and Japan Bronze. Please see complete individual results and times at: http://www.iau-ultramarathon.org/
USA men were true studs: Michael Wardian and Andy Henshaw as 2nd and 3rd respectively. Matt Woods scored for the third spot giving Team USA men the GOLD!
Many thanks to EVERYONE who helped all the Team USA athletes and all the runners in this passionate adventure.
Warning: I expect my real race report on this to be very long, so please check back when you have some energy and attention for lots of rambling details and photos!