Sunday, May 28, 2006

100-mile mania, the MMT, and Tim Twietmeyer's last Western States

Six runners share their tales of the Massanutten 100-miler in this article from The Frederickson News-Post. You can also read Brad Smythe's great race write-up of the MMT here. Great stuff!

(Tim Twietmeyer on the Western States trail; photo courtesy of RunnersWeb)

For those who didn't catch this, Tim Twietmeyer announced that his 25th running of the Western States will be his last. His legacy with this race is one of a kind: 24 sub-24 finishes, 5 wins, and a men's age 40-49 course record (17:17:50, 2001) that still stands. Don't think he's hanging up his shoes, however - Tim will continue to race local favorites such as Way Too Cool and the American River 50.

- SD


  1. Thanks so much, Scott, for reminding! Tim is a silent hero, what a great ambassador of the sport and a fantastic runner, but not only that - a wonderful person. Everybody wishes him great 25th and many years of adventures of his choice!

  2. wow, 24 sub-24 finishes! Perhaps one day I'll manage to finish a 100 miler (once!).

    That is absolutely amazing. Does anyone have any insights into how Tim trains, and manages to run injury free for all those years at those long distances?


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