A big part of the excitement of running in ultras is checking out the elite runners in the field before the race. I'm a huge fan of so many amazing/accomplished runners out there, and having the chance to run with them (or at least line up at the start with them!) is one of the truly special aspects of this sport. With just 3 weeks to go before the Ultra Centric 24 Hour National Championship in Texas, I'm reaching full-on excitement mode, but for some reason the race organizers aren't posting the list of entrants! Argh!! Their official comment is:
"The Ultra Centric Experience will not provide an official entrants list prior to the start of the event, nor comment on entered participants. Especially not to Dan Rose."
Ok, I made that last part up, but the rest of the statement is legit...and frustrating!! The news isn't all bad, however, as today I learned from various sources that Scott Jurek will be heading down to Texas to attempt to break the American 24 Hour record (162.46 miles)! How cool will it be to run w/ one of (if not THE) best 100+ miler in the world?
Very cool. Very cool indeed!