Congrats to Erik and Christian at the Bear 100+, 2nd and 6th. Both Christian and Erik ran more than 100 miles, with a few (ok more than a few) detours. Hey it was the first year on the new course, which is quite beautiful and challenging, and worth the few extra credit miles.
I had the pleasure of pacing Christian for the last 50 miles. Pretty amazing to pick a guy up at the half way mark, vomiting, pale, dehydrated and then running after him as fast as I could go for the last few miles to the finish. Once Christian figured that he could make it under 25 hours he made a mad dash the last 6 miles... 22 seconds to spare. There was a poor guy that we passed about an 1/8th of a mile from the finish. He was shocked to see us, and wasn't able to keep the pace. Frankly, I was nearly not able to hold the pace either. I think that Christian would have run in with him if it weren't for the time goal.