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Jack Pilla
Events: Ultrarunning, mountain running, trail running
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 128
Born: June 12, 1958
Current Residence: Charlotte, Vermont
College: Johnson State College
Profession: Realtor
Sponsor: Mizuno
Clubs: Green Mountain Athletic Association

PRs:
100 Mile: Burning River 100, July 2010; 16:22
50 Mile: JFK 50 Mile, Nov. 2010; 6:29:17
Marathon: Boston Marathon, 2008, 2:43:28

Career Highlights

  • 2010 3rd place overall, age group winner at USATF National 100 Mile Trail Championships
  • 2010 10th place overall, age group course record (6:29:17) at JFK 50 Mile Race
  • 2010 2nd place overall, master’s course record at Finger Lakes 50 Mile Trail Race
  • 2010 New age group record at North Face Bear Mountain 50 Mile Trail Race
  • 2009 Top 10 Fastest Times for a 100 mile race based on the 2009 VT 100 Mile Endurance Race
  • 2009 Overall winner at VT 100 Mile Endurance Race (16:36:21)
  • 2009 Overall winner at  Finger Lakes 50K Trail Race (4:16:22)
  • 2009 3rd Overall, 1st Master's (6:51) Stone Cat 50 Mile Trail Race
  • 2009 2nd Overall, 1st Master at Nipmuck Trail Marathon, new age group record (3:25:49)
  • 2009 4th Overall, 1st Master and age group record at North Face Bear Mountain 50 Mile Trail Race
  • 2009 Ultrarunning’s North American Age Group Performances of the Year for Men, 2nd place based on the VT 100 mile race
  • 2009 Competed in two USTAF National Team Club Championships with the Green Mountain Athletic Association 50’s team. The GMAA Team came in 1st place for both the 5K Road Race in Syracuse, NY and also the 10K XC Race in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2008 3rd Overall, new age group record (21:47:43) at Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Race
  • 2008 2nd Overall, masters age group record (6:55:13) at Finger Lakes, 50 Mile Trail Race
  • 2008 Top 10 Fastest Times for a 100 mile race based on the 2008 VT 100 Mile Endurance Race.

Biography

Jack was late coming into his running career but was always an endurance athlete.  After his first marathon in 2001, Jack continued going farther and longer and started to compete in the ultra events in 2005.  He runs all distances from the 5K to the 100 mile but truly prefers running the longer distances on the trails.

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Winning the VT 100 Mile Endurance Run in 2009 at the age of 51.

Why I run: Because I can and for the simplicity of running.  I enjoy throwing on the shoes and running in the woods for hours.

Future Goals: Grand Slam, Hardrock 100, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

Favorite quote: “The longer I run the smaller the problems become”

 

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