Thursday, January 8, 2009
There's been a couple of fun polls going around the Ultra Running blogosphere the past few weeks so I decided to add another one to the mix. This topic of performance of the year was being discussed several weeks ago on Karl's blog and last week on Paul's blog, and I suspect there will be more discussion of it in the coming weeks. Also coming in several weeks will be Ultrarunning magazine's choices for Runner of the Year and Performance of the Year. In the meantime I thought it'd be fun to throw a poll out here for curiosity's sake. 2008 was a year where no male ultrarunner really stood out in terms of runner of the year (in my opinion), but it was a year with a handful of kick ass individual performances that deserve further discussion/acknowledgement. For this poll I'm sticking with just trail races. There were some very impressive road ultra performances last year as well, but in my book that's a completely different conversation. I've picked out 4 that stand out in my mind, but please leave a comment with any suggestions of other noteworthy performances and I'll add them to the poll.
Posted by Geoff at 7:55 PM