Wetzel Crafts Feel-Good Final 100-Miler on Familiar Turf at VT100

WEST WINDSOR, Vt. – One of the Vermont 100’s most consistent performers made her farewell run at the 100-mile distance July 15-16 at Silver Hill Meadow.

“This is number 11,” said Lori Wetzel, 44, of Danvers, Mass. “It’s my 20th hundred overall, and my last 100-miler. I was thinking I’d end where I started.”

Wetzel has taken on a variety of other 100-milers in other locations through the years – Mountain Lakes in Oregon, Wasatch Front in Utah, Leadville in Colorado, and the legendary Western States Endurance Run in California, just to name a few – but Vermont has always claimed a special place in her heart and called her back year after year. Continue reading Wetzel Crafts Feel-Good Final 100-Miler on Familiar Turf at VT100

Rusiecki Finds Redemption, Dissinger Demolishes Goal at Vermont 100

WEST WINDSOR, Vt. – Four weeks after finding himself sitting on the side of the trail in Deadwood Canyon about 46 miles into the Western States 100, his head spinning while struggling to breathe in temperatures well above 100 degrees, Brian Rusiecki returned to familiar territory and a familiar feeling on Saturday, July 15. Continue reading Rusiecki Finds Redemption, Dissinger Demolishes Goal at Vermont 100

MassUltra Roundup: Badwater, Tahoe, Devil’s Backbone, On the Rocks, Bear Brook, and Beaverhead

From the blistering heat of Badwater, to the high altitude of Tahoe and Montana, to the trails of southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts ultrarunners took on races across the country during the past two weekends of varying terrain and climate. We highlight six of them in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Badwater, Tahoe, Devil’s Backbone, On the Rocks, Bear Brook, and Beaverhead

Another Year, Another Hardrock Finish for List

Retirement and a cross-country move may have altered Jeff List’s routine in 2017, but one thing stayed consistent for the 58-year-old: Kissing the rock at the Hardrock 100.

List, a longtime resident of East Falmouth, Mass., finished Hardrock for the seventh time in seven tries when he “kissed the rock” that represents the finish line of the 100.5-mile footrace in the late hours of Saturday, July 15, in Silverton, Colo. Continue reading Another Year, Another Hardrock Finish for List