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At the beginning of September, I set out to run 100 miles in 30 days. To make it more motivational and enjoyable, I invited all of you to join me on this incredible challenge. I teamed with Athlete.com in setting up a challenge page to provide us all the tracking and motivation we would need to come out on the other end as victors. The stage was set, the players knew their parts. It was now man and woman against road. Who would succeed? Who would surpass? Who would be crowned an Ultra September Challenge Victor?
In short, not this guy. But hey, I gave it my all, did the best I could with the time I had available. It is not always easy to get out there and pound the pavement, especially when life (or the weather) gets in the way. Ultimately I missed a key long run which brought the whole house of cards tumbling down. Am I disappointed? Yes. I would love to be able to stand with the rest of the victors and scream in triumph at having conquered such a noble feat. However, I am still proud of what I have accomplished, and even more so, am proud of all of you who took part in the challenge.
Speaking of all those who took part, I would like to congratulate you all on a job well done! Of the 61 runners who signed up, 23 hit or surpass the 100 mile mark! All told, together we ran 3343 miles! If we were doing a relay race, we would have run from New York City to just outside San Salvador, El Salvador! Congratulations again to everyone who participated. You are all amazing, and I know you will continue to run faster and farther each and every day!