Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The North Face 50m Championship in SF Has INSANE Elite Field - GAME ON!

The elite field for the North Face Endurance Challenge Gore-Tex 50-Mile Championship in San Francisco, CA, was recently released and...holy speedskates, it's a showdown! I'm seriously eating crow from my premature post last month. The prize purse remains one of the biggest in the sport - $10k for first, $4k for second, $1k for third for both men and women.

For the men, you've got the top 3 finishers from 2012 returning - former winner Miguel Heras, Francois D'Haene, and Cameron Clayton - as well as Sage Canaday, Max King, Dakota Jones, Tim Olson, Rob Krar, Dave Mackey, Hal Koerner, Rickey Gates, Mike Foote, Team inov-8's Gary Gellin and USATF Trail Marathon Champion Alex Nichols, Jorge Marvilla (with a recent 1:09 finish at the Berkeley Half Marathon), Ryan Sandes, Dave Riddle, Jason Schlarb (5 wins this year!), Mike Wolfe, Michael Wardian, Jason Wolfe, Karl Meltzer, and MORE. Incredible line up!

The women's competition is similarly stacked. 2012 winner Emilie Fosberg is back, as is 2nd place finisher Stephanie Howe, and they will be running with Rory Bosio (winner and CR at UTMB in Sept), Anna Frost, Olympian Magdelena Boulet, USATF 50-mile champion Cassie Scallon, USATF 100k champion Michele Yates, Jenn Shelton, Mexico's Silvia Correa Jimenez, Jennifer Benna, Aliza Lapierre, Joelle Vaught, and the list goes on.

It's going to be a barn burner! Hope to see you there. If you are out there taking pictures, be sure to post them on Instagram/Twitter/Vine with the tag @thenorthface and #ECSChampionship between Dec 4-11 to be eligible for North Face prizes.

And good luck, everyone!

Full list:

GORE-TEX 50 MILE - ELITE WOMEN
FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTATE
AshleyArnoldCarbondaleCO
Cynthia LaurenArnoldLexingtonKY
JenniferBennaRenoNV
LyneBessetteTopsfieldMA
MelanieBosKelownaBritish Columbia
RoryBosioTruckeeCA
MagdalenaBouletOaklandCA
KerrieBruxvoortBroomfieldCO
ChristinaClarkGuelphCanada
SilviaCorrea JimenezMexico Distrito FederalMexico
LaurenDilsKentfieldCA
EmelieForsbergTromsFrance
SheriFosterCalgaryCanada
AnnaFrostMetz TessyFrance
BrandiGarciaAtlantaGA
JaimeGileFayettevilleAR
KelseyGrayKalamazooMI
RachelHansonFlower MoundTX
CharmaineHorsfallLeedsUK
StephanieHoweBendOR
AndreaJarzombek-HoltPortlandOR
AnnaJefferisSanta BarbaraCA
CatrinJonesVictoriaBritish Columbia
MeganKimmelSilvertonCO
MeganLaibSanta MonicaCA
AlizaLapierreWillistonVT
SarahLavalleeKailuaHI
KristinaLewisBoulderCO
GinaLucreziCarbondaleCO
SallyMcRaeAliso ViejoCA
SimoneMoroBergamoItaly
EricaNambaBerkeleyCA
MaggieNelsenEncinitasCA
RachelPaquetteVictoriavilleCanada
AmyPhillipsEl Dorado HillsCA
CassandraScallonBoulderCO
JennSheltonDurangoCO
DianeVan DerenSedaliaCO
JoelleVaughtBoiseID
KatieWaddenVancouverCanada
MicheleYatesLittletonCO
GORE-TEX 50 MILE - ELITE MEN
FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTATE
JoshuaArkinsRogersAR
FlorentBouguinQu├ębecCanada
DylanBowmanMill ValleyCA
NoahBrautigamTruckeeCA
Scott BreedenBloomingtonIN
SageCanadayBoulderCO
AdamCampbellNorth SaanichCanada
FrankCaroVenturaCA
JayCechPortlandOR
CameronClaytonBoulderCO
JeremyCleggNanaimoCanada
FrancoisD'haeneSt JulienFrance
GeradDeanMount ShastaCA
FelixDejeyMetz TessyFrance
ScottDunlapWoodsideCA
FritjofFagerlundUppsalaSweeden
JohnFinnEl CerritoCA
ChristianFittingBerkeleyCA
MattFlahertyBloomingtonIN
MikeFooteMissoulaMT
MartinGaffuriAnnecyFrance
RickeyGatesSan FranciscoCA
GaryGellinMenlo ParkCA
SjaanGerthTorontoCanada
RyanGhelfiAshlandOR
NealGormanCharlottesvilleVA
JeffGosselinQuebecCanada
JonathanGundersonSan FranciscoCA
ChrisHauthSan FranciscoCA
MiguelHeras HernandezBejarSpain
PeterHoggLivoniaMI
DakotaJonesBoulderCO
MaxKingBendOR
HalKoernerAshlandOR
JoshuaKornOgdenUT
DanielKraftGrand JunctionCO
RobertKrarFlagstaffAZ
MarcLavesonSan FranciscoCA
DaveMackeyBoulderCO
JorgeMaravillaVallejoCA
KarlMeltzerSandyUT
AlexNicholsColorado SpringsCO
TimothyOlsonAshlandOR
MichaelOwenPomeroyOH
DavidRiddleCincinnatiOH
DannyRogersMcLeanVA
PhilSandersonSan FranciscoCA
RyanSandesCape TownSouth Africa
JasonSchlarbMissoulaMT
BobShebestWindsorCA
BrianTinderFlagstaffAZ
GeorgeTorgunBerkeleyCA
RiccardoTortiniHoughtonMI
ChrisVargoColorado SpringsCO
ManuelaVilasecaRio De JaneroBrazil
ZachViolettBendOR
GregoryVollettMetz TessyFrance
JamesWalshEncinitasCA
MichaelWardianArlingtonVA
JeremyWolfMissoulaMT
JasonWolfeFlagstaffAZ
MikeWolfeMissoulaMT

2 comments:

  1. That's an insanely long list of elite indeed! Proud of you Scott, for making it, our very own elite ultra blogger! ;-) That's going to eclipse Quad Dipsea... Are you representing CA or PA? ;-) Good luck on the 7th, great photo opps!

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