...the Bigfoot 50k in Cambridge, OH tomorrow?
Ok, so I know virtually none of you have even heard of it, let alone are going to it or competing---this was really just another opportunity for me to hype-up my twin sister, Kimberly, an up-and-coming "ultra-marathon" runner who has been competing in marathons, 50k, 50-mile, 100k and 100-mile races over the last 3 years. Kim finished 3rd (female) in the invitation-only "Bill's Bad-Ass 50k" earlier this month in Peninsula, OH, and is contemplating the "Rouge-Orleans" 126-mile race in Louisiana early next year. She finished the "Burning River 100", a 100-mile trail race last July, an almost incomprehensible feat, in 29 hours and 43 minutes.
This is my insane twin sister Kim:
Training run for Burning River---this is what ultra-marathon trail-runners do.
With "ultra" legends Andy Emerson and George Themelis before Burning River 100
The sign says it all. Those are her 2 kids (my niece and nephew) to the right.
2012 Cleveland Marathon (26.2 miles)
2012 Akron Half-Marathon (13.1 miles)
2012 "Peace Race" 10k
She is still hoping to improve on her times and eventually pick up sponsorship, but she has a long way to go. She is 29-years old; most ultra-marathon trail-runners are between 35 and 50 in their prime.
Just wanted to share. My sister is pretty cool.
"Roger that. Over."
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