Nathan Breitsch finishes 23rd in the Burning River 100 Mile Race
Nathan Breitsch ('10) completed the Burning River 100 in 21 hours 31 minutes and 44 seconds. 312 runners started the race, 143 finished. Nathan had an outstanding race finishing 23rd overall.
Nathan is one of three triplets who all ran for Chagrin. His brother, Evan, helped him along the way by pacing him after the 50 mile mark. His other brother, Brian, was in Iowa at a conference, but sent his support via text messages and calls throughout the day. Nathan's parents, aunts, uncles and friends also showed up to support him throughout the 21 hour trek.
The race started at 5am at Squires Castle, then traversed trails through the MetroParks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and finished in Cuyahoga Falls. Lisa and I were lucky enough to catch him around 6am at the Polo Fields, the second aid station, near the 10 mile mark. We rushed to the sled hill to see him again about 2.5 miles later. We also caught him at Happy Days Lodge, the 13th aid station, in the CVNP around mile 64. Nathan was running as high as 10th place throughout the day. It was quite an inspiration to see this magnitude of an endurance performance out of one of our own CFXC runners.
See complete results at http://www.ultralive.net/br100/webcast.php
Posted on Mon, August 1, 2011
by Clayton Burnett