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Liza Howard wins again and a new Long Trail record!
Happy Tuesday, trail friends. We are in the thick of it now! This week we have Liza Howard winning races outright, Courtney Dauwalter heading back to UTMB, and Will Peterson setting FKTs in Vermont. In the DFL, we look at just how dramatic it can get out there on the trail.
– Matt Hart
THE WEEKEND COOL DOWN
Liza Howard won the Badger 100 outright (📸: 1), in a time of 16 hours and 50 minutes. 👏 Michael Lesniak took the men’s victory in 19:29.
Leading the race bell-to-bell, Zachary Russell was 1st place at the Never Summer 100k in Colorado (📸: 2). Mckendree Hickory was the women’s winner.
This sets up a historic opportunity to win, and possibly set new course records, at our sport’s three most prominent races, in one summer. In June, Dauwalter ran a record-breaking time at Western States of 15 hours and 29 minutes. Then in July, she reset Hardrock’s record books by finishing in 26 hours and 14 minutes.
The only person to have ever completed this historic triple (Western States, Hardrock, and UTMB) is Krissy Moehl, who wrote about the experience for us, in her piece, “Three the Hard Way.”
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