I am trying to get assistance with the entry fee, travel to and from NYC and incidental expenses related to the event and that arise during the event. Any funds in excess for this event will be earmarked for a transcontinental run planned for the following summer.
This event is an invitational with only those runners thought to have a good chance of completing 3100 miles being invited. As a veteran of more than 500 ultramarathons over the past 40 years, including many multi day runs, I have been selected for one of these coveted spots in the field for 2014.
In the 17 previous renditions of this event only 3 citizens of the United States have successfully completed the 3100 miles. In 2014 I will be the only person from USA competing. Other entrants are from Slovakia (3), Ukraine (3), Russia (2), Switzerland, Bulgaria, Austria, Australia and Scotland. This event provides the opportunity to represent the USA in an international competition on home soil. Brief biographies of the runners are on the website listed below.
This is the 17th running of this 3100 mile race. A great deal of history and past results are available at the web site shown below. There will alco be daily results during the event at this website.
There are many things online pertaining to my career as a runner. The video below, which I’m not that fond of, but friends tell me is good was Filmed after a 50 kilometer race in NY in March 2013. It was a cold day, I had a cold, and would have postponed the shoot, but I had promised months earlier, so here it is.
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