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DAVE MACKEY
Events:  5 km road to 50-mile mountain trail races, adventure racing
Height:  5'3"
Weight:  170 lbs.
PRs: 5 km - 16:50; 10 km - 34:47; 5 Mile - 27:32
Born: 11/22/69
Current Residence: South Boulder, CO
Sponsor: Nike

Career Highlights:

  • 2004 USATF Ultrarunner of the Year/Ted Corbitt Award
  • 2005 USATF 50 km Trail Champion and Headlands 50K course record holder
  • 2003 USATF 50-mile Trail Champion
  • Three-time winner of Way Too Cool 50K Trail Race
  • Three-Time winner of Mountain Masochist 50 Mile Trail Race

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Winning the 2005 50 km National title was really cool. It was one of the few races where everything clicked and the race seemed relatively effortless. I have heard elite athletes talk of this experience where the full-flow experience is there and PR's are set. This is what happened that day, even though I was not fully recovered from two years of racing ultras and adventure races (which are a form of ultra, but with different sports). I am happy that I am able to do multi-sport racing as it keeps my running mileage lower and helps me to avoid burnout and injury. Few long training runs for me!

Why I run: The love of being outdoors mostly; allows me to sit still for long periods of time afterwards (so I can work or hang out!); I love competition and competing well in running races.

Future Goals: Win more than one national title in a year

Favorite quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

 

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