Top to bottom. It was a well organized event staffed with a bunch of friendly people. Who know a little something about discomfort. If your looking for an easy late summer race. Then this is not for you. If on the other hand your looking for a photogenic course that will push you to the very limit of pain that your body can handle. Then come one, come all and try your luck in the Sawtooth's of Minnesota.
I want to real quickly thank everyone that was involved in this race in any capacity. Runner, volunteer, spectator, crew, etc. Thank You for making this event one of my Top 3 all time favorites. Also I want to thank runners Duke Rembleski, Brian Petterson, Chris Gardner, Matt Howard and Dan Horrahan???(not sure on the spelling for your last name Dan) for a great race. Way to drag my sorry Kansas Flatlander butt through the meat grinder.It was nice to be able to run with you crazy ass mofo's from the Great White North. I have all the respect in the world for you tough mutha's. I can't wait to get back up there and have you guys kick the shit out of me again.
Also want to thank Willie Lambert and Stewart and Deb Johnson for once again supplying me with more inspiration towards my goal in November. Anything is possible with the right attitude. I want to thank sponsors, Salomon and the Great Plains Running Company for allowing me to do what I do with your full support. Lastly I want to thank my very loving and very understanding wife for allowing me the time away from the family to be able to do this. I know you really wanted to come to this one and I really wanted you all to be there with me. Thank you for your sacrifice. It will be paid back tenfold...
All that's left now is for me to share some pictures of the beautiful scenery I was able to snap pictures of while crewing for the Kansas contingent on the first day of the 100 miler. I hope you all enjoy the pics. I have to get back to the recovery. Ozark Trail 100 is less than 7 weeks away now. No time to waste.