October 6, 2004
Ultrarunners of the month for September 2004, sponsored by Ultrafit
Howard Nippert, of Blacksburg, VA, ran the race of his life in finishing 7th at the World Cup 100K in Winschoten on September 11th. Nippert's time of 6:43:12 (6:29 pace) was a personal best by some 18 minutes and was a very evenly paced effort, with a 3:17 first half, followed by at 3:26 second half. This was his 6th appearance at the event, which is held annually.
Anne Riddle, of Asheville, NC duplicated Nippert's feat with a 6th place finish in Winschoten to lead the American Women in a new personal best time of 7:56:48. Riddle's splits were even more remarkable then Nippert's great effort, as she posted a 3:56 first half, followed by a 4:00 second half. This was her 4th World 100K event.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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