View Full Version : JFK 50mileUltra, 13miles of which on the AT

John B
11-20-2009, 13:31
Interesting video link. The race starts with the hardest part first -- 2 on a road, then about 13 miles on the AT, then 26 miles along a river, then 8 on a road.

The nation's oldest ultra.

More trivia -- Pres. Teddy Roosevelt required his officers to run/walk 50 miles in 20 hrs. to keep their commission. That's pretty cool -- bet it'd be a helluva challenge for today. That's how JFK got the idea for a 50.


Lone Wolf
11-20-2009, 14:24
i ran it in a time of 8:13. it's a tough race cuz it's all runnale

Dirty Harry
11-20-2009, 23:42
I was just reading about that run. A 13 year old girl just ran that 50, crazy.

Lone Wolf
11-21-2009, 08:22
it's a tough race cuz it's all runnale

make that runnable