ShareRunning in Pain for almost Two Decades
Ultra trail running is something I never imagined doing. Over a decade of running with shin splits to ultra trail running pain free. I have shared parts of my story with fellow runners, but I would like to take the opportunity to tell a more complete story about how I became a pain-free ultra trail runner.
It is a story of my experiences of putting on my first pair of running shoes, the pain and misery that I suffered along the way, to become a pain-free ultra trail
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ShareLeadville Trail 100: Sub 25 hours!
The Leadville Trail 100 in sub 25 hours, Ray did it!!!! Ray picked it up after May Queen and finished with about 15 minutes to spare! He looked great, and earned his Silver Belt Buckle! Here’s a short video clip of his triumphant finish – we will try to put together another video/photo montage soon! Way to go Ray!
ShareLeadville Trail 100: May Queen made up lost time!
Ray surprised us all at the Leadville Trail 100 – he and Matt showed up to May Queen at 1:10 – 20 minutes early! Ray is now with Lena for the final 13.5. Ray has a good shot at this and we are all proud of him. Go Ray! We will see you at the finish!
ShareLeadville Trail 100: Live Updates
Leadville Trail 100 Ray is doing great.
7:12 pm – Ray did great on Hope Pass – right on time coming in to Twin Lakes, and is now running to Treeline with Neeraj. The weather is a bit cool, cloudy and drizzly, but seems like it might clear up. Ray, and crew are doing great! More to come hopefully!
9:10 – Ray arrived at treeline a few minutes behind desired schedule feeling a little pooped – he left quickly and is with Neeraj on the way to the
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Track my progress as I attempt to run the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 in under 25 hours!
2010 Leadville Trail 100 – Mile 60 Twin Lakes inbound
The race starts at 4:00am Saturday morning, August 20th. Updates will be proved by David Besnette starting at mile 40 which will be around 11:00 am Saturday.
Please leave a comment and any kind words that my crew can pass along for motivation.
My crew this year are:
Laura Fahrenbrook: Crew Chief (for the 4th year!)
Matt Reynolds: Pacer 2008
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Share2011 Leadville 50 Silver Rush: Sprinting for the Silver Dollar!
Video of the start of the 2011 Leadville 50 Silver Rush.
At the start of the Leadville 50 Silver Rush ultra trail race, I have tried for the Silver Dollar the last three years. The first time I gave it a half-ass attempt. The second time I came within 10 feet. This year the Silver Dollar is mine! I am in the front row on the right-hand side in a red Hawaiian Shirt. It took me over 45 minutes to catch my breath in the
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ShareLeadville Trail 100: My Untold Story from the 2010
The following Leadville Trail 100 story was submitted to Trail Runner Magazine for their November 2010 issue. However, the story did not get published, so I bring it to you now. It is a story about how I was feeling from the 50 mile point to the finish.
Mile 60 at the 2010 Leadville Trail 100, coming into Twin Lakes. Photo by Neeraj Engineer
Winfield – The 50 Mile Turn-Around Aid Station
I made it to the 50 mile turn-around at Winfield and
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ShareLeadville Trail 100 in 25 Hours 7 Minutes 29 Seconds!
I had the race of my life and gave it everything I had. I left nothing out on the trail.
Video of me (Hawaiian Shirt Ray) coming across the finish of the 2010 Leadville Trail 100
Video of me (Hawaiian Shirt Ray), my crew/pacers during 2010 Leadville Trail 100
Hawaiian Shirt Ray – Leadville 100 from David Besnette on Vimeo
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ShareLeadville Trail 100: My goal of sub 25 hours!
2009 Leadville Trail 100 – The finish is in sight after 29 hour 12 minutes 26 seconds
For this years running of the Leadville Trail 100 my crew will try to make live updates on my progress during the race. The Leadville Trail 100 starts at 4:00 am on Saturday, August 21st. There is a 30 hour cut-off to complete the 100 miles; my goal is to run sub 25 hours. Rick Mann will be keeping everyone posted as long as he can
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ShareLeadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race, July 18, 2010 Sun Rise at the 2010 Leadville Silver Rush 50 Mile Trail Run Believing in Yourself and Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone The Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race– a brief description
The Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race is a 25 mile out-and-back course that takes place on the east side of Leadville, Colorado. The entire trail run is above 10,200 feet and runners top off over 12,000 feet four times! It is run on old mining roads
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