Even Massachusetts has its steep trails. Connecticut's Damon Douglas, a veteran of the Wasatch 100 Mile, is shown here attacking a steep section of the M & M Mountain Marathon
Creighton King used his strong downhill running ability to pull off a spectacular come-from-behind win at Pikes Peak.
With only a few hours to go in his 24-hour debut, Vermont's Bernd Heinrich knew that the American record was in reach.
Hard training and wise pacing paid off for Lorna Richey a the NYRRC Six-Day Race. Not only did she shatter Marcy Schwarn's modern day American record, she became only the second woman ever to run more than 400 miles in six days.
July / August 1983
Sally Webb of Perry, Michigan, 1/4 mile from the finish of the Ice Age Trail 50 Mile. She was the first woman, finishing in 8:18:19 (a new course record); she was 17th overall out of 152 starters.
Ray Scannell held off Ray Krolewicz to win the Lake Waramaug 100 km. His time, 6:59:24, was four minutes faster than Krolewicz, making this the closest-ever finish in the Waramaug 100 km.
Larry Pirtle takes off his shoes and socks to cross a flooded wash in Arizona's Four Peaks 50. How many of these does it take before you say the hell with it and plunge on through?
Not a bad year so far for Warren Finke of Portland, Oregon's West Hills Striders ! Here he attacks the muck en route to a course record at the Mudder Fell Six - Hour in January. In February he won the Pacific Crest Trail 50 Mile in southern California.
Ray Krolewicz amassed over 217 miles to win the Haver-ford 48 hour race. The last time an American ran that far in two days was in 1888.
January / February 1983
Bob Kanyur (front) and Joe Hayes at the Grand Canyon Double Crossing.