Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ultrarunner Bob Withers dies at Yeti Ascent

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of ultrarunner Bob Withers, who collapsed and died while competing in the Yeti Ascent snowshoe competition at Mount Seymour near Vancouver, BC this weekend. You can read coverage of the story here.

(Photo of Bob Withers on race day, shortly before he collapsed;
photo courtesy of Marc Campbell and the North Shore Outlook)

You can find another great story here by the Justin Beddall at The North Shore Outlook. It has details about how the Yeti will be turned into a memorial event.

Props to his friend and Race Director Marc Campbell. That must have been a tough experience, and he's shining through it.

Peace, SD

1 comment:

  1. One of the nicest men I have ever met.It was a great pleasure to work with him for so many years.He always had a kind word and a smile for me and I will eternally miss him.
    Capt. R.W.


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