1/3/2003: Ultrarunners of the Month - December 2002, Presented by Ultrafit Sports
John Geesler, 43, of St. Johnsville, New York won the Ultracentric Track 48 Hour Race with a total of 231 miles, 769 yards. This was Geesler's first attempt at 48 hours and puts him in the top five all-time American list for the event. Back in September, Geesler became the first man to win three USA National 24 Hour Championships, by winning the Olander Park 24 Hour.
Sue Ellen Trapp
Sue Ellen Trapp, 56, of Fort Myers, Florida, added more world ultra records to her collection in early December at the Ultracentric track race in Addison Texas. Trapp, still holder of absolute, open women's World (48 Hour) and American (24 Hour) records, plus a long list of World and American age-group marks, became the top American woman for the year by winning the Addison 24-Hour event outright with a total of 133 miles, 308 yards. The performance establishes a new Women's World and American age 55-59 track mark for 24 hours. Pending review of her lap sheets, Trapp is likely also to have broken World age-group records for most of the en-route distances from 50 miles through 200km.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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