3/8/2003: Ultrarunners of the month for July 2003, brought to you by Ultrafit Sports, The Endurance Performance Leader
Pam Reed, 42 of Tucson, Arizona won the Badwater 135 Mile Run on July 23rd in 28:26:52 to finish first overall for the second straight year. Regarded as one of the toughest endurance contests in the world, the Badwater run takes runners from Death Valley to Mt Whitney.
With temperatures hitting 130 in the sun and near freezing at night, runners run from the lowest to the highest point in the continental United States.
Roy Pirrung of Sheboygan, Wisconsin celebrated his 55th by setting three new American age-group records at the Sri Chimnoy 48-/24-Hour Self-Transcendence Race, in Köln, Germany on July 13th. His 12-hour split (77.75 mi/125,134 km), 24-hour split (137.69 mi/221.605 km) and 100-mile split (16:10:20) established marks in the 55-59 age group.
Pirrung is a perennial national champion at a wide variety of ultradistances and one of the most prolific medalists in American Ultrarunning history.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers.
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