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WILLIAM EMERSON
Events:  Trail Ultramarathons
Height:  5'10"
Weight:  145 lbs.
Born: 12/15/63; grew up in Long Lake, NY
Current Residence: Portland, OR
Sponsor: Nike ACG, Clif Bar, Benchmark Chiropractic, HeatMax/Evercool

Career Highlights:

  • 2001 USATF National 50-Mile Trail Champion
  • 2002 Ride and Tie World Champion (two trail runners alternately sharing one horse)
  • Second overall Montrail Ultra Cup; 2003 and 2004
  • Quad Dipsea Ultra winner
  • 18 ultra wins (in 26 ultra races) in 2004
  • 2004 BC Canada Ultra Trail Series Champion
  • Second place overall and first masters ultra runner in the 2004 Trail Runner Magazine International Trophy Series
  • 2004 USATF Masters National 50-Mile Trail Champion
  • 2004 USATF Masters Ultra Runner of the Year
  • 2005 USATF Masters National 50-Mile Trail Champion (second place overall)
  • 2005 USATF Masters National 50 km Trail Champion (third place overall)

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Being the 2001 USATF National 50-Mile Trail Champion and winning 18 ultras in 2004, breaking the previous one-year win record of 12.

Why I run: Trail Running is very enjoyable. I see it as the ideal combination of trail hiking and road running. I have thru-hiked the 2160-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, 2660-mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, and the 2700-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Additionally, I have run several road marathons, including Boston, New York, and Greece. Trail running melds the best of both hiking and marathoning, allowing me to see numerous beautiful areas while traveling light.

Future Goals: Keep having fun!

Favorite quote: "These are the best of times. These are the worst of times." -Dickens

Additional comments/thoughts: When running trails, start off slow and walk the hills. See you out on the trails!

 

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