Rusiecki Edged, Davis Victorious at Manitou
For the second time this year, less than three minutes separated Brian Rusiecki from victory at a trail ultra in New York. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Manitou’s Revenge, Bryce Canyon and Rachel Carson Trail Challenge
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
Flummerfelt, Feinhaus Endure Cruel Jewel 100-Mile
The folks in Georgia aren’t joking around when they call it “cruel.”
The Cruel Jewel 100 actually measures 105.9 miles through the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. Along the way, 33,000 feet of vertical gain are sprinkled in – oftentimes through thick humidity or whatever else Mother Nature chooses to throw at the runners. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cruel Jewel, Rhode Island Red, Worlds End, and Keys
The grind of back-to-back weekends of tough trail racing did nothing to thwart Brian Rusiecki’s effort to defend his championship at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100-mile race on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, in Fort Valley, Va. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki Reigns at Massanutten
The size of the field has grown considerably, weather conditions have varied, and competition has stiffened. Still, one thing has remained consistent throughout all of the change during the past eight years of The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York: Brian Rusiecki is always in the hunt. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M
Jake Dissinger spent the 2015 season racing at the front of the pack, highlighted by first-place finishes at the Cape Cod Trail Race 50K, BURCS Summer Fat Ass 6-Hour Run, and the Six Hours in Paradise 6-Hour Race.
Dissinger kicked off 2016 with another victory, this time at the Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Races on Saturday, April 24, in New Preston, Conn. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Dissinger is Jack Bristol 50K Champ; Defusco 2nd in 100K
Virginia has been mighty good to Brian and Amy Rusiecki.
Last October, the husband and wife trail-running duo from South Deerfield, Mass., traveled to Swoope, Va., and returned home with the men’s and women’s championships at the Grindstone 100.
On Saturday, April 9, the Rusieckis were back in Virginia – this time in Clifton – for the Bull Run Run 50-Mile Race. Again, they swept the men’s and women’s titles. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusieckis Sweep Titles at Bull Run Run
Rob Levy has steadily climbed the podium at the Cape Cod Trail Race, and this year he finally reached the top.
Levy, 41, won the 50K race in 4:34:53, on Sunday, April 10, at the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area in East Falmouth, Mass. Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm for Levy at Cape Cod Trail Race 50K