Old timers might be interested in new young guns coming into the sport of ultrarunning.
Meet Ryan Middleton (with me in photo at right). Ryan is a new Brooks "Inspire Daily" team member. He came, he saw, he conquered. Ryan posted 40 miles on the day and took second overall at the Icy 8.
I enjoy and appreciate the apprentice runners coming into endurance racing. They're taking over and carrying the sport forward. A segment of ultrarunners have resisted change and ever-growing entries, but change is inevitable.
Ryan and I exchanged high-five's on the course and had a nice visit after the finish line. Let's make sure to welcome newbies and to assist and support them as they take over the trails.