Here's a couple of hungry young heroes, new to the ultra world.
And on this special day, master competitor needs to get them a shout-out.
It's the brother-sister team of Aaron and Annie Ruffcorn. Both are young and fast, but both have seen setbacks due to injuries.
But when they're firing on all cylinders, it's a fast-paced game to the finish.
Aaron and Annie ran together and posted a 5:08 at last Saturday's Ice Age 50K near Whitewater, Wisconsin. I hold the Ice Age course dear to heart and have eight (8) 50 mile finishes there. Now, a new generation is coming to the forefront and that is natural and good.
Aaron was well up in the 50K men's results, while Annie took top honors for the women's 50K. Both live and work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Aaron was a class cohort when we did an MBA together at Otterbein College in Ohio.
Good friends, good fun, I'm really happy for them and their success on the undulating hills of the Kettle Moraine.
Sorry that I haven't been posting more. I'm a bit off schedule in Paris and spent the last weekend in London. Haven't been running, more on that to come.