You see his name in lots of results. You know he's a good nordic skier and runner, but do you know how good he really is?
Two time 50 mile national trail running champ, 2008 100 mile running champ, and a whole host of endurance running victories. Since we're talking about skiing, I'll throw in the result where I first saw his name. 9th place 50k at Yellowstone Rendezvous, 2008. My running advisor Mariano Bessetti told me that Mike Wolfe is very famous in the endurance running world.
Along with his athletic prowess Mike is a super nice guy and deserved the OSCR victory yesterday.
The ladies race was taken by strong woman Annie Creighton. Annie lives in Hamilton and works at Valley Bike and Ski. This is Annie's 10th straight OSCR 50k title. WOW.
Behind him was "off the couch" Shryock. Montanacyclocross.com blogger Matt Shryock took 2nd. As most of my readers know Matt is deep in training for the 2010 triathlon season. Some folks could argue that fitness is fitness, and Matt's running, plyos, swimming, and trainer rides have put him in top shape for the OSCR. I'm not one of those people. Skiing is hard. Whether it's nordic or alpine your first time out is usually a warmup to the season. Matty had not skied once leading up to yesterday's race. Watch out Triathlon World here comes Ice.