Sunday, September 7, 2008

Superior Races Update

I was fortunate enough to finish in 33 hours and 36 mnute

Chris Gardner from Duluth Won the 100 in just under 22 hours (smokin' fast)
Joe Zigenfuss came in second
Brent Bjerkness took 3rd.

Helen Lavin won the womens in around 26:50 (awesome job)
Susan Donelly took second.

My report will follow later. I am very happy, but it took A LOT out of me.

15 comments:

Londell said...

Congrats, I dropped early with back spasms that made it hard to walk. Had them at Beaver Bay and tired to go on, but by Silver Bay I was totally wiped. Can't wait for a report as this was a hard year for many. You worked hard and deserve this reward. Bask in the glory, you deserve it.

Andrew said...

Congratulations, an awesome job, especially considering the odds you were up against. Looking forward to the report.

Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Congratulations Matt! I am so excited to hear you did it. I can't wait to hear the details. Recover well.

johnmaas said...

YES!!!!!!
So great to hear that you finished this one, Matt!
This is the first that I saw of any results on the Superior 100.
I'll be waiting patiently for the report.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!
Now, rest up and ponder the experience....
John

SteveQ said...

Great race, dude. You looked a bit tired after the race, but a good tired. Can't wait for the details!

Todd said...

Congrats Matt. I knew you had it in you. Enjoy your recovery. You worked hard for this one...

bryan said...

Wow, that's awesome! What a tough trail to do your first 100 on. Excellent job.

Karen G said...

I am so happy for you. At your mile 77,(my27) I found out you had left there at I think 7;30 am and I was really happy because I knew then you had or would make it for sure- Congratulations!!!

Kel said...

Awesome job Matt! I got some snap shots of you at Cramer Rd AS and the FINISH LINE!

You can check them out (as well as the rest of the people pictures I took) at http://picasaweb.google.com/MNTrails/SuperiorTrailRacesFall2008?authkey=0GDoTTIMolA

Recover well :)

MN Ultra Runner said...

SHT packs a big punch. You kept punching back and finally finished her off...great work. What came out of that big egg when you popped it?

Helen said...

Congrats Matt! You suffered through some serious pain to cross that finish line in great style.

I guess you need to change your blog title now?!

Helen

Anonymous said...

Matt:

Congratulations!!!!!!! You trained hard and then you dug deep and toughed it out. It was a pleasure to see you on the course and to watch you cross that finish line. Rest well.

Peace.

Jason Husveth

Mark H. said...

Awesome job Matt! Congratulations!!!!!

brent said...

Fantastic job Matt...it was great seeing you cross the finish line! Hope your recovery is quick and I am looking forward to the full report. Way to go!

Julie B said...

I am so happy you finished and so happy that Lynn kept that shovel and kept on digging. It's amazing, just amazing what a person goes through during these things. You don't know how many people were so worried that you dropped. So many! We kept on being told Matt Patten had to drop but we didn't know why. I was SO excited to see you at the awards that I about ran over a person to get over to congratulate you. Congratulations!!