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Top Ultra Runners Attending Colorado Fundraiser

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 9, 2011

The money will help bring clean-burning stoves to Peru.

On February 17 and 18, some of the best American ultra marathoners will join “Born To Run” author Christopher McDougall at two fundraisers in Boulder, Colorado. The events benefit the University of Colorado Center for Energy & Environmental Security program’s Energy Justice, which is a group that promotes access to sustainable and safe energy in developing nations. Specifically, the events will raise funds to bring clean-burning stoves to Peru.

Headlining the group of runners is last year’s Western States 100 winner, Geoff Roes, as well as Anton Krupicka, Dave Mackey, and Scott Jurek. Jurek is the U.S. record holder for the most miles run in 24 hours (165.7).

“Those guys are the cream of the crop,” said Running Times editor Brian Metzler about the four runners. “They are the four best ultrarunners in the U.S., with apologies to none.”

According to an article in the Daily Camera, both events are expected to sell out. McDougall is a sought-after speaker. When he spoke at the Boulder book store, roughly 220 people showed up.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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