Sunday, October 24, 2010

Neal Gorman Sets New Record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

(My apologies for missing this story in September - pretty amazing!)

When arriving in 2nd place at the Wasatch 100 on September 15, 2010, DC's Neal Gorman set a new record of 74:54:16 for the fastest completion time of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, four tough 100-mile runs in one season. His time was just four minutes faster than Joe Kulak's extraordinary performance in 2003, considered by many to be record that would stand for decades.

Here were Neal's finish times:

Western States 100 - 18:14 (13th)
Vermont 100 - 16:33 (2nd)
Leadville 100 - 18:47 (4th)
Wasatch 100 - 21:19 (2nd)

(Neal Gorman after his WS100 finish;
one of many fascinating photos in Larry Gassan's post-race profiles)

Pretty amazing. Despite being almost 90 minutes slower than Kulak's time at Vermont, he made up time in the hills. Congrats, Neal!

- SD


  1. Wow, that's really amazing! congrats! Keep inspiring others, like me.. Have a great run always! :)

  2. Those finish line photos are awesome. They really appear to capture the personality of the people who have just finished the race. I really wish that this were part of each race.


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