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Kenty Goes from First at Ghost Train to DFL Champion

A month ago, Jennifer Kenty put on an impressive display of speed when she dominated the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100-miler, winning the race outright by 2 ½ hours and clocking the third-fastest women’s time in course history. Four weeks later, Kenty once again turned heads – though this time it was for her patient endurance as she outdueled the rest of the field at the Race for DFL.

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After 1-Year Hiatus, Race for DFL to Return in November

Last-person-standing format events have taken the ultrarunning world by storm in recent years, thanks in large part to the success of the original event of that format, Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra in Tennessee. In 2019, Massachusetts made its first foray into last-person-standing racing when Race Director Amy Rusiecki created the Race for DFL.

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Results: Race for DFL

The inaugural Race for DFL, a last person standing event from race director Amy Rusiecki, took place Oct. 12-13 on the singletrack trails of Pelham, Mass. Runners took on a 4.16-mile loop and had one hour to complete the loop and return to the starting line to go again. The loop was repeated on the hour, every hour, until one last runner remained. In addition to the last person standing race, runners had the option to run one loop of the course while hopping in at the hour of their choosing. Continue reading Results: Race for DFL

Photos: Race for DFL

The inaugural Race for DFL last person standing event took place Oct. 12-13 at a farm in Pelham, Mass. Runners took on a 4.25-mile loop course that was almost entirely singletrack trails in the woods. They had one hour to complete the loop and be back at the starting line to begin the next, with a new race beginning on the hour, every hour, until only one runner remained. A full photo gallery from this event can be found on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link. The following are just a few photos from that gallery. All photos in this gallery are by Chris Wristen/MassUltra. Continue reading Photos: Race for DFL

New Last Person Standing Ultra Slated for October

Since its inaugural running with less than two-dozen participants seven years ago, the Big Backyard Ultra in Bell Buckle, Tenn. – a quirky last person standing race – has grown into an event that attracts some of the best ultrarunners on the planet.

It has also sparked something of a revolution in the sport as new races adopting the same format have popped up across the country in recent years, attempting to recreate some of the magic of the original event that was the brainchild of the man behind the Barkley Marathons, Gary Cantrell, also known as Lazarus Lake.

Now, one of those races is coming to Massachusetts. Continue reading New Last Person Standing Ultra Slated for October