Passing the Bar and Raising the Bar: Pietari’s Hectic Month Includes Harvard Law Degree, Top-10 Finish at Western States

May and June were shaping up to be hectic months in the Pietari home in Brighton, Mass.

Kyle Pietari, 29, was about to graduate from Harvard Law, studying for the Patent Bar Exam, training for the mid-August Leadville Trail 100, and preparing to move to Colorado with his wife, Stacy, and their two children.

It didn’t seem like life could get much busier – and then UltraRunning Magazine came calling. Continue reading Passing the Bar and Raising the Bar: Pietari’s Hectic Month Includes Harvard Law Degree, Top-10 Finish at Western States

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Pietari 8th as Massachusetts Trio Completes Western States 100

The center of the ultrarunning universe was in Squaw Valley and Auburn, Calif., on June 25-26 as 353 runners tested their luck and endurance on the historic trails of the Western States 100.

That included a trio from Massachusetts: Kyle Pietari of Brighton; Amy Rusiecki of South Deerfield; and Peter Plourde of Westfield. Continue reading Pietari 8th as Massachusetts Trio Completes Western States 100

New Yorkers, Medford’s LeBlanc Dominate at Vegan Power 50K

The New York presence was heavy at the Vegan Power 50K – heavy as in eight of the top 10 finishers hailed from the Empire State.

Even so, a Bay State resident made sure the home state was represented with a champion Saturday, June 18, at Pittsfield State Forest in Pittsfield, Mass. Continue reading New Yorkers, Medford’s LeBlanc Dominate at Vegan Power 50K

MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, OSS/CIA 50; Holcomb Valley, Rodeo Valley, and Goat Butt

Bond, Nephew, Rusiecki Battle Near Front at Cayuga Trails

The always-tough, always-competitive Cayuga Trails 50 featured a trio of Massachusetts ultrarunners near the front of the pack on Saturday, June 4, in Ithaca, N.Y. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, OSS/CIA 50; Holcomb Valley, Rodeo Valley, and Goat Butt