November 9, 2004
Ultrarunners of the month for October 2004, sponsored by Ultrafit
Stephanie Ehret, 41, of Boulder, Colorado led a strong American women's team at the 2004 World 24 Hour event in Brno, Czech Republic with a total distance of 140.16 miles. This puts Ehret behind only the legendary Sue Ellen Trapp and Ann Trason on the all time American 24 Hour list for women. Ehret's total earned her a bronze medal third at the event and carried her American women's team to a third place team award.
Scott Eppelman, 38, of Coppell, Texas led the American men in Brno with a personal best total of 144.02 miles and an 11th place finish, which duplicated team mate John Geesler's effort of the previous year. Eppelman is widely know for his consistent finishes, regardless of the distance or terrain. This marks his third National Team, having raced the World 100K in Torhout, Belgium in June of 2002 and last years World 24 Hour in Uden, The Netherlands in 2003.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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