North Face 50 Endurance Challenge Elite Entrant Interviews From the Past
No new material here, but if you’re looking to learn a bit more (read: beer preferences) about some of the elite field at this weekend’s North Face 50 Endurance Championship, you can start with the list below (in no particular order.)
Megan Kimmel – A past preview of Stephanie Howe, Megan, and Sally McRae’s run at TNF ’14.
Clare Gallagher – Recent interview with Clare (another new North Face athlete) about Thailand, Princeton, and how she fueled her first 100 (that little race called Leadville that she won ) on cake frosting.
Magda Boulet – A past preview of Magda, YiOu Wang, and Alicia Vargo (Shay’s) run at TNF 2014.
Cassie Scallon – Scotty and I chatted with Cassie in 2013 about her unconventional training plans and love of trail running.
Sarah Keyes – Here’s her recent interview with Ethan and I where she talked about dirtbagging around the country, racing in the Adirondacks, and managing a brewpub.
Jim Walmsley – Here’s our first interview with Jim before he blew up the ultra scene at Lake Sonoma ’15, then our full chat with him from early this year, then his recant of his run at Western States this year.
Paddy O’Leary – Here’s our chat with Irish transplant (and North Face’s newest fella) from one year ago. There are a lot of people pulling for Paddy this weekend!
Sage Canaday – Here’s our chat with Sage from 2013 when he was still pretty new to the MUT scene, then in 2014 before Speedboat, again the same year before North Face (along with Tim Olson and Mike Foote), then again in 2015 before UTMB.
Hayden Hawks – No pressure, but I’ve got this guy on the podium: He’s got speed, he’s a hard worker, smart runner, and wants this bad. Here’s our chat from a few weeks ago.
Cody Reed – Jim Walsmey’s friend and training partner, Cody has gone 3/3 in ultras this year and is now running for The North Face. Here’s our chat from last week.
David Laney – Here’s our interview with Dave after he won UROY 2015.
Coree Woltering – Coree may not be familiar to many on the West Coast, but this dude can run. Here’s our interview from last year. His recent 5:30 50 miler has a lot of people wondering how he’ll do on Saturday.
So after reading Jay and IRF’s handicapping and listening to interviews, who’ll be on the podium?
Top three men, top three women, then a dark horse for each.