Features

UR Profile: Brandon Sybrowsky

His appearance may confuse some of the non-Gen-X’ers of the world, but his running performance leaves nothing in doubt. Sybrowsky made his first mark at the 1995 Wasatch finishing fifth in 23:18:26. Name: Brandon...

Darkhorse in Pittsburgh: Kevin McGovern

When asked to name his best race of 1996, Kevin McGovern of West Boylston, Massachusetts, answers without hesitation: the Nifty Fifty held in Coventry, Rhode Island in late November. His 5:27:19 clocking on the scenic 5....

From the South Lost? No - Off-course!

As a backpacker-turned-ultrarunner, I find it fascinating that we runners are so casual with the use of the word “lost.” It is no surprise for English speaking people to miss the exact meaning of a word and misuse it. Sh...

Dick Collins 1933-1997, In Memoriam

I don’t actually recall the first time I met Dick Collins. It was probably about 1975, but it just seems like he was always around. He died February 18, at age 63, apparently of heart failure. It devastates me to c...

Western Words Dick Collins: A Runner's Life In His Own Words

One day, a short while after his retirement in the fall of 1995, Dick Collins telephoned me. We weren’t close friends, but we had spoken at numerous races and I had written a few newspaper and magazine articles about his...

Experiment of 1 Does Your Eating Balance Your Training?

The Thinnest Runner May Not Always Be The Fastest or Healthiest Leanness in ultrarunners is often a natural state of being. In some cases however, it can pose serious effects on a runner’s performance and overall...

Oh, to be Young Again ... The Growing Number of Ultrarunners in Their 20s

In the sport of ultrarunning, we are continually awed by individual accomplishments. The limits on how far and how fast the human body can run are being pushed back year after year. We have all come to learn that age is...

Race Results

April 1997

Jennifer Devine was first woman in the Jed Smith 50 Km. Photo by: Abe Underwood