Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monica Scholz Completes 25th 100-miler in One Year For New World Record

(Monica Scholz tackles Whitney at Badwater)
Monica Scholz has yet to meet a 100-miler she doesn't like. Last weekend she finished her 25th 100-miler in a single year, breaking her previous world record of 23 set in 2001. Amazingly, she is posting some damn good finish times with each of them too! The Spec has a great article about her last race.

My first thought was "can you even schedule 25 100-milers in a single year"? Turns out you can...here was her original schedule, courtesy of Vince. Look at all those hot ones in July, or the 5 back-to-back in October. She is super woman!!!

Race # Date Race Name Place
1 January 16 HURT Honolulu, Hawaii
2 February 6 Rocky Racoon Huntsville,Texas
3 February 13 Iron Horse Florahome, Florida
4 February 27 LOST Florida
5 March 5 Coyote Two Moon Ojai, California
6 March 27 Paulinskill Sussex 100 Knowlton, New Jersey
7 April 10 McNaughton Pekin, Illinois
8 April 24 Jerseyville 100 Jerseyville, Ontario
9 May 1 Iron Horse St. Paul, Alberta
10 May 8 McNaughton Pittsfield, Vermont
11 May 15 Keys 100 Key West, Florida
12 May 29 Sulphur Springs Dundas, Ontario
13 June 5 Old Dominion Fort Valley, Virginia
14 June 12 San Diego San Diego, California
15 June 19 Mohican Trail Loudonville, Ohio
16 June 26 Laramie Laramie, Wyoming
17 July 12 Badwater Death Valley, California
18 July 17 Vermont South Woodstock, Vermont
19 July 24 Swan Crest Swan Lake, Montana
20 July 31 Burning River Willoughby Hills, Ohio
21 August 7 Viaduct Trail Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
22 August 21 Leadville Leadville, Colorado
23 August 28 Angeles Crest Wrightwood, California
24 September 4 Grand Teton Alta, Wyoming
25 September 11 Haliburton Haliburton, Ontario
26 September 18 Virgil Crest Virgil, New York
27 September 25 PCT 100 OR Bear To be determined
28 October 2 Arkansas Traveller Ouachita, Arkansas
29 October 9 Oil Creek Oil City, Pensylvannia
30 October 16 Boulder OR Ozark To be determined
31 October 23 Syllamo Blanchard Springs, Arkansas
32 October 30 Javalina Jundred Fountain Hills, Arizona
33 November 6 Pinhoti OR Mother Road To be determined
34 December 11 Ancient Oaks Titusville, Florida

That makes 111 lifetime 100's for Ms. Scholz...congrats, Monica!!!

- SD


  1. Shan Riggs commented on your note "Monica Scholz Completes 25th 100-miler in One Year For New World Record".

    Shan wrote: "The ultrarunning community continues to redefine what is humanly possible"

  2. November 27th, she completed the Creemore Horizontal 100 mile race in Ontario, Canada.Home of the Creemore Brewery.

  3. Truly amazing. And those are some gnarly 100s, too! Very cool and inspirational.

  4. Had the pleasure of running with her for a bit at SD100. What a delightful woman and an absolute inspiration. Keep at it Monica!

  5. Www.monumentaleffort.com followed Monica's progress all year. She truly is a remarkable athlete. We will post a race report of her final 100-miler of 2010 soon. Check us out!

    Gotta run,

  6. Monica is a sweetheart and very down to Earth. RR and SD this year for a visit:) Laramie was to be her birthday 100, but she twicked her knee and don't think she went. A raw talant.

  7. Thank you very much for your wonderful

  8. Hey just want to point out that Monica rocked the course at Rio Del Lago 100 on Sept 11, 2010 in Granite Bay, California...not Haliburton, Ontario!

  9. This is beyond amazing to me.

  10. That's super cool. Great find, Scott!

  11. Monica is truly an amazing runner and an inspiring individual! I was fortunately enough to have run her 2011 Jerseyville 100 race. When I wanted to quit partway through, Monica wouldn't let me. I went on to finish, with the help of her good friend Wayne, who paced me. Go Monica!


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