July 27, 2005
Ultrarunners of the month for June 2005
Howard Nippert, 39, Pembroke, VA was the top American male at the annual World 100K, which took place on June 26th at Lake Saroma, Hokkaido, Japan. The stalwart of the American team, Nippert's finish time of 6:59:20 was good for 8th place overall, under warm, sunny conditions.
Anne Riddle-Lundblad, 38, Asheville, NC stunned the World, by nearly overtaking the leader of the women's World 100K race in the last few miles. Despite coming up a mere 40 seconds shy of first place gold, Riddle-Lundblad finished with a PR of 7:54:22 and led the American women to a shocking team gold.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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