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Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey Running

Matthew McConaughey to Star in ‘Born To Run’ Movie

Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey Running

Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey, heart throb to millions and Lance Armstrong’s former running buddy, has signed on to star in the film adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s #1 best selling book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen according to Deadline: Hollywood.

Born to Run Book Cover - Christopher McDougall

The adapted script is being written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, and the film is being produced by Mickey Liddell, Deb Newmyer, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

No word yet on which character McConaughey would be playing. The popular bet would likely be Caballo Blanco or Scott Jurek.

UPDATE: McConaughey to Play Caballo Blanco in ‘Born To Run’ Movie

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Boston Marathon Snow Covered Finish Line

The Boston Marathon Finish Line Has Been Shoveled…

Boston Marathon Snow Covered Finish Line

The big news today and all over social media was that the Boston Marathon finish line was shoveled out from under snow by a local bartender.

Tune back in tomorrow to see if anyone has done anything to solve world hunger or the sex trade industry.

Now ESPN’s Darren Rovell is reporting that, “Adidas has offered the guy who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line (@loodini) an entry in this year’s race.”

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Ed Ettinghausen Run It Fast Extreme Racer of the Year

Ed Ettinghausen Wins Run It Fast’s 2014 Extreme Racer (Final Standings)

Ed Ettinghausen Run It Fast Extreme Racer of the Year

Run It Fast is happy to announce that RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen is our Run It Fast® Extreme Racer of the Year. Ed accumulated an Extreme Racer record of 4,803.8 points for the year.

Ed ‘The Jester’ Ettinghausen had a record breaking year in setting the Guiness World Record for ‘The Most 100 Mile Races Finished in a Year’ with 40 finishes of at least 100 miles or more. A truly amazing feat that should be celebrated! One for which Run It Fast® is extremely proud of The Jester.

Run It Fast members compete throughout the year in the Extreme Racer Standings. Each runner is given 1 point for every race mile they run during races they finish.

RIF #190 John Kent Leighton finished in second place, for the second consecutive year, with 1,703.8 points.

For the third consecutive year, RIF #1 Joshua Holmes finished in third place. He ended 2014 with 1,644.4 points.

Run It Fast® – Extreme Racer Top 10 Final Results for 2014

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 4,803.8 (RIF #121)
2. John Kent Leighton – 1,703.8  (RIF #190)
3. Joshua Holmes – 1,644.4 (RIF #1)
4. Diane Bolton – 1,486.56 (RIF #159)
5. George Southgate – 1,452.6 (RIF #279)
6. Jennifer Hatcher – 1,187.2 (RIF #323)
7. Carol Earles – 985.2 (RIF #287)
8. Shane Tucker – 952.86 (RIF #337)
9. Heather Zeigler – 929.3 (RIF #246)
10. Hideki Kinoshita – 909.0 (RIF #88)

Extreme Racer Male Results for 2014

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 4803.8 (RIF #121)
2. John Kent Leighton – 1703.8 (RIF #190)
3. Joshua Holmes – 1644.4 (RIF #1)
4. George Southgate – 1452.6 (RIF #279)
5. Shane Tucker – 952.86 (RIF #337)
6. Hideki Kinoshita – 909.0 (RIF #88)
7. Denis McCarthy – 821.52 (RIF #293)
8. Scotty Winston – 623.7 (RIF #364)
9. Bill Wells – 607.4 (RIF #327)
10. Rob Distante – 575.24 (RIF #259)
11. Jeff Le – 547.6 (RIF #248)
12. Arland Blanton – 496.7 (RIF #290)
13. Danny Staggs – 468.7 (RIF #186)
14. Jeff Liu – 454.4 (RIF #275)
15. Mark Ogletree – 360.9 (RIF #247)
16. Ben Pennington – 207.6 (RIF #315)
17. Nathan Bass – 189.8 (RIF #174)
18. Jeff Van Demark – 177.8 (RIF #322)
19. Stephen Griffin – 172.5 (RIF #48)
20. Bill Baker – 160.6 (RIF #196)
21. Robin Robbins – 142.1 (RIF #33)
22. Eric Waterman – 133.33 (RIF #289)
23. Steven Reagan – 127.1 (RIF #157)
24. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)
25. Alex Barrientos – 41.7 (RIF #258)
26. Dennis Arriaga – 39.3 (RIF #140)
27. Brennan Thompson – 37.4 (RIF #274)
28. Jason Scott – 26.2 (RIF #265)

Diane Bolton Vacum - Run It Fast

Congrats to RIF #159 Diane Bolton who is Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Top Female for 2014 with 1,486.56 points. It’s Diane’s third consecutive year to have the most race miles of any female in Run It Fast.

Second place female goes to RIF #323 Jennifer Hatcher with a total of 1,187.2 points.

RIF #287 Carol Earles, with 985.2 points finished in third place barely edging out RIF #246 Heather Zeigler who had 929.3 points.

Extreme Racer Female Results for 2014

1. Diane Bolton – 1,486.56 (RIF #159)
2. Jennifer Hatcher – 1,187.2 (RIF #323)
3. Carol Earles – 985.2 (RIF #287)
4. Heather Zeigler – 929.3 (RIF #246)
5. Suzanne Michelson – 773.8 (RIF #280)
6. Belinda Young – 707.7 (RIF #358)
7. Robin Mancinelli – 695.5 (RIF #134)
8. Amanda Staggs – 504.2 (RIF #210)
9. Christy Scott – 501.5 (RIF #231)
10. Kim Crowe – 478.0 (RIF #245)
11. Donna England – 370.63 (RIF #277)
12. Alicia Eno – 358.4 (RIF #126)
13. Christy Bowers – 309.47 (RIF #60)
14. Marj Mitchell – 300.4 (RIF #4)
15. Tiffani Glass – 284.9 (RIF #328)
16. Julia Beavers – 277.2 (RIF #339)
17. Shannon Miller – 233.8 (RIF #338)
18. Sue Stephens-Wright – 227.09 (RIF #321)
19. Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 172.8 (RIF #15)
20. Michelle Lenahan – 114.8 (RIF #283)
21. Lisa Gonzales – 92.8 (RIF #5)
22. Kristen Love – 26.2 (RIF #238)
23. Natalie Torres – 13.1 (RIF #72)
24. Deb Palmer Distante – 13.1 (RIF #351)

Congratulations to our winners and all of those that placed in the top 10, to those who hit their mileage goals for the year, completed a new distance or ran a PR this year! Remember, it’s not really about how many miles you run or how fast you run them. It’s about the enjoyment of the sport and making so many new friends along the way.

Another year has come and gone, and many miles were shared with friends or tread with quiet solitude. We cannot count the number of laughs or painful tears shed, the number of toenails lost, gels eaten or swear words spit out in a fit of exhaustion and frustration, so we count the distance instead, which is a mild representation of the journey we have traveled.

Many do not understand our masochism or the amount of soul-searching, gut-wrenching determination and heart that goes into the art of distance running. But as fellow runners, we can all appreciate and understand someone’s pain and suffering, joy and victory that is represented by the label of their yearly mileage.

So as the year comes to a close, let’s take a moment to celebrate those who have both suffered and celebrated the most this year.

As an added bonus, here are some stats to wrap your mind around:

  • The RIF men participating in the Extreme Racer competition raced a total of 18,000.28 miles in 2014.
  • The RIF women participating in the Extreme Racer competition raced a total of 11,043.64 miles in 2014.
  • That makes a total of 29,043.93 miles raced by RIF members in 2014, but ONLY those who entered their race miles for the year.
  • Only 52 RIF members entered their yearly race miles for 2014 and RIF now has over 400 members.
  • Assuming these numbers are a good representation of RIF in it’s entirety, that would be about 232,351.44 miles RACED by RIF members in one year.
  • That’s a little over 9 times around the Earth’s equator.
  • I wonder what the number would be if we counted training miles, too.

That’s a lot of mileage. You guys are so amazing and inspiring. What an honor to be a part of such an incredible group!

All-Time Records

1,000 Point Extreme Racer Club

  1. Ed Ettinghausen – 4,803.8  (2014) – Overall Winner
  2. Steve Hughes – 2,742.4 (2012) – Overall Winner
  3. Diane Bolton – 1,961.9 (2012) – Female Winner/2nd Overall
  4. David Wingard – 1,928.3 (2013) – Overall Winner
  5. John Kent Leighton – 1,910.9 (2013) – 2nd Overall
  6. Joshua Holmes – 1,834.7 (2013) – 3rd Overall
  7. Diane Bolton – 1,783.45 (2013) – Female Winner
  8. John Kent Leighton – 1,703.8 (2014) – 2nd Overall
  9. Joshua Holmes – 1,652.1 (2012) – 3rd Overall
  10. John Kent Leighton – 1,648.88 (2012)
  11. Joshua Holmes – 1,644.4 (2014) – 3rd Overall
  12. George Southgate – 1,524.04 (2013)
  13. Diane Bolton – 1,486.56 (2014) – Female Winner
  14. George Southgate – 1,452.6 (2014)
  15. Carol Goslin – 1,388.8 (2013)
  16. Carol Earles – 1,284.19 (2013)
  17. Carol Goslin – 1,188.3 (2012)
  18. Jennifer Hatcher – 1,187.2 (2014)
  19. Hideki Kinoshita – 1,153.8 (2012)
  20. Denis McCarthy – 1,117.36 (2013)
  21. Steven Lee – 1,044.4 (2012)
  22. Kerri Haskins – 1,026.5 (2013)

Extreme Racer Winners By Year

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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Michael Arnstein HURT 100 Winner 2014 – Run It Fast

Michael Arnstein Wins the 2014 HURT 100 (Results)

Michael Arnstein HURT 100 Winner 2014 - Run It Fast

Michael Arnstein, ‘The Fruitarian,’ won the technical and tough HURT 100 earlier this morning with a time of 21:29:39 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Fruitarian was able to hold off second place finisher Alex Nunn, also from Hawaii, who finished a few minutes behind in 21:47:30.

Third place went to San Diego native Nickademus Hollon with a time of 22:42:33.

First place female was Oregon’s Amy Sproston in 26:22:39.

2014 HURT 100 Top 25 Results

  1. Michael Arnstein – 21:29:39
  2. Alex Nunn – 21:47:30
  3. Nickademus Hollon – 22:42:33
  4. Tomokazu Ihara – 23:21:07
  5. Jake Rankinen – 24:26:24
  6. Jason Hynd – 25:30:44
  7. Yuki Nakatsuji – 25:42:35
  8. Amy Sproston – 26:22:39 (Female Winner)
  9. Brendan Gilpatrick – 26:36:53
  10. Nicholas Kopp – 26:53:48
  11. Andy Pearson – 27:46:53
  12. Alicia Woodside – 28:10:15 (2nd Female)
  13. Jadd Martinez – 28:36:28
  14. Eric Purpus – 28:41:41
  15. Kyle Curtin – 29:02:47
  16. Keshav Dahiya – 29:06:30
  17. David Town – 29:08:19
  18. Denis Cook – 29:23:49
  19. Jamil Coury – 29:33:41
  20. Chris Eide – 29:52:19
  21. Randy Duncan – 30:20:02
  22. Terry Sentinella – 30:42:07
  23. Larry Inouye – 30:50:25
  24. Alexander Papad.. – 31:01:55
  25. Kiyomi Kuroda – 31:22:45 (3rd Female)

[image: Susie Stephen]

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (Thru November 2014)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (Thru November 2014)

Diane Bolton_VS500K

November was a fun month, full of running and racing. Run It Fast hosted a series of races after Thanksgiving, where many RIF members earned bling, reunited with old friends, made new ones, and accrued race miles along the way.

In coming down to the end of the year, the Extreme Racer contest is getting very close and it will be interesting next month to see everyone’s final standings. For our leading men, we’ve had a little shake-up. Holding the lead is RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen with 3963.8 points, who this month broke the world record for the number of 100 mile races run in one year with 37 races. Apparently, he still plans to run 3 more this year to finish with an even 40. Congratulations to Ed! Taking over second place is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1541.1 points. Now in third place is RIF #1 Joshua Holmes with 1538.5 points.

All of our leading females have managed to hold on to their respective spots, for now. Coming in first is RIF #159 Diane Bolton with 1358.36 points. Second place is RIF #323 Jennifer Hatcher with 1105.5 points.  Third place is RIF #287 Carol Earles with 985.2 points.

Here are the Extreme Racer Standings through November:

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 3963.8 (RIF #121)
2. John Kent Leighton – 1541.1 (RIF #190)
3. Joshua Holmes – 1538.5 (RIF #1)
4. Diane Bolton – 1358.36 (RIF #159)
5. George Southgate – 1313.53 (RIF #279)
6. Jennifer Hatcher – 1105.5 (RIF #323)
7. Carol Earles – 985.2 (RIF #287)
8. Hideki Kinoshita – 909 (RIF #88)
9. Shane Tucker – 896.76 (RIF #337)
10. Heather Zeigler – 863.8 (RIF #246)

 

Extreme Racer Male Leaderboard

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 3963.8 (RIF #121)
2. John Kent Leighton – 1541.1 (RIF #190)
3. Joshua Holmes – 1538.5 (RIF #1)
4. George Southgate – 1313.53 (RIF #279)
5. Hideki Kinoshita – 909 (RIF #88)
6. Shane Tucker – 896.76 (RIF #337)
7. Denis McCarthy – 742.92 (RIF #263)
8. Bill Wells – 607.4 (RIF #327)
9. Scotty Winston – 556.5 (RIF #364)
10. Jeff Le – 547.6 (RIF #248)
11. Danny Staggs – 468.7 (RIF #186)
12. Rob Distante – 462.135 (RIF #259)
13. Jeff Liu – 454.4 (RIF #275)
14. Arland Blanton – 243.7 (RIF #290)
15. Ben Pennington – 207.6 (RIF #315)
16. Stephen Griffin – 172.5 (RIF #48)
17. Bill Baker – 160.6 (RIF #196)
18. Jeff Van Demark – 150.1 (RIF #322)
19. Nathan Bass – 139.2 (RIF #174)
20. Eric Waterman – 133.33 (RIF #289)
21. Steven Reagan – 127.1 (RIF #157)
22. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)
23. Robin Robbins – 98.7 (RIF #33)
24. Alex Barrientos – 41.7 (RIF #258)
25. Dennis Arriaga – 39.3 (RIF #140)
26. Brennan Thompson – 37.4 (RIF #274)
27. Jason Scott – 26.2 (RIF #265)

 

Extreme Racer Female Leaderboard

1. Diane Bolton – 1358.6 (RIF #159)
2. Jennifer Hatcher – 1105.5 (RIF #323)
3. Carol Earles – 985.2 (RIF #287)
4. Heather Zeigler – 863.8 (RIF #246)
5. Robin Mancinelli – 695.5 (RIF #134)
6. Suzanne Michelson – 695.2 (RIF #280)
7. Belinda Young – 662.8 (RIF #358)
8. Christy Scott – 422.2 (RIF #231)
9. Kim Crowe – 421.8 (RIF #245)
10. Donna England – 370.63 (RIF #277)
11. Amanda Staggs – 367.4 (RIF #210)
12. Alicia Eno – 358.4 (RIF #126)
13. Marj Mitchell – 300.4 (RIF #4)
14. Christy Bowers – 280.17 (RIF #60)
15. Tiffani Glass – 241.5 (RIF #328)
16. Julia Beavers – 233.1 (RIF #339)
17. Shannon Miller – 229.5 (RIF #338)
18. Sue Stephens-Wright – 227.09 (RIF #321)
19. Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 172.8 (RIF #15)
20. Michelle Lenahan – 114.8 (RIF #283)
21. Lisa Gonzales – 70.4 (RIF #5)
22. Kristen Love – 26.2 (RIF #238)
23. Natalie Torres – 13.1 (RIF #72)
24. Deb Palmer Distante – 13.1 (RIF #351)

 

With only a few weeks left in the year, I hope everyone takes the opportunity to get in as many race miles as possible. Next month will tell the tale of the most extreme racer in Run It Fast.

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone! And a fun and safe New Year!

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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