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..and yet more congrats are in order!

Postby CG_old » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:04 pm

For 14er's member pbakwin, who completed the incredibly grueling Tour du Mont Blanc 100 mile endurance run over the weekend! The race circles Mount Blanc and courses through France, Switzerland, and Italy. It features over 28,000' of elevation gain!

http://www.ultratrailmb.com/accueil.php

Peter finished 86th out of about 2300 starters in an incredible time of 29h04mn38s.

http://live.ultratrailmb.com/coureur.php

Nice job Peter!!
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Postby joe4186 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:05 pm

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Postby Spam » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:06 pm

Holy Crap! yep pretty much sums it up...Holy Crap!
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Postby ThinAir » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:46 pm

Running hundred milers, espec. the likes of this one, is an amazing accomplishment. Well beyond the normal athletic context. If a marathon is a journey around the solar system, then 100 milers are intergalactic travel. Congrats. =D>
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Postby mtgirl » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:59 pm

I'd have to agree with Spam on this one........HOLY CRAP !

I feel compelled to do the scene from Wayne's World......"We're not worthy"..... Congrats man !
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Postby ColoMtnHiker » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:38 pm

Totally amazing. Congratualtions!
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Postby rlw49 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:47 pm

Does he have a big red "S" on his chest. Makes me feel like Bill Slowski the turtle. Congratulations on a significant accomplishment.

PS: My friend Pedro went around twice.
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Postby Strongbow72 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:56 am

That is so cool! I am reading Dean Karnazes book "Ultramarathon Man" right now, and like Dean, you are an inspiration to all of us who hope to some day accomplish this as well. Not for glory, but for ourselves...Congrats!!
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Postby mtgirl » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:59 am

Strongbow72 wrote:That is so cool! I am reading Dean Karnazes book "Ultramarathon Man" right now, and like Dean, you are an inspiration to all of us who hope to some day accomplish this as well. Not for glory, but for ourselves...Congrats!!


I read this book too. It's funny how Dean goes on these long, insane runs....orders a pizza, and has the delivery boy meet him at a specified intersection......and gobbles down the pizza and continues to run. Then eats a cheesecake on top of that. I'd be hurling for sure !
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Postby HunkyDunk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:29 am

A wonderful achievement, congratulations!
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Postby wildbrookie » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:32 am

Spam wrote:Holy Crap! yep pretty much sums it up...Holy Crap!


what he said... =D>
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Postby pbakwin » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:12 pm

Thanks everyone. I just got back and noticed the thread. We
wanted to climb Mt Blanc too (more than a 14er!), but the weather
was crappy in our window, plus, hey, we were tired! Chamonix is
amazing -- the tram system alone is worth the trip. The tram up
Augille du Midi is not to be believed. The Tour du Mt Blanc route
is commonly done as a backpack, and would be really really worth
it as that. There are many towns and refuges along the way.
And of course it is extremely scenic.

Interesting that folks mentioned Dean K. since he was also in the
race. He passed me at about 90 miles when I began to have serious
problems with my back. Besides Dean, some of America's best
ultrarunners where there, but Scott Jurek, Karl Meltzer and Hal
Koerner all dropped out. Nikki Kimball (from Montana) crushed
the women's field, set the coures record (on a significantly harder
course), and was the first American finisher.

The difficulty of this course is somewhere between Wasatch and Hardrock.
I had a poor run at Mt Blanc and an OK run at Hardrock 3 years ago,
but my Hardrock time is 5.5 hours slower than Mt Blanc. I never did
Wasatch, but my friend Ryan did sub-24 there and 27 and change at
Mt Blanc.

Merci beaucoups!
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