World champion Mike Morton will be racing.
This weekend, Oklahoma will play host to some of the top ultrarunners in the world. According to the USATF, the U.S. 24-Hour National Championships take place this Saturday in Bluff Creek Park, north of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
In addition to the 24-hour race, events of one, six, and 12 hours will also be held.
Cash prizes of $1,000 for first, $750 for second, and $250 for third are up for grabs.
“We’re excited and proud to bring America’s top ultra runners to Oklahoma City for this very special event,” race director Chisholm Deupree said.
At the top of the startlist on the men’s side is Mike Morton, who won the world 24-hour championships last year and is the current American record holder. Morton is joined by fellow American record holder on the women’s side, Sabrina Little.
Additional elites include Connie Gardner, Phil McCarthy, Suzanna Bon, and John Geesler.
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