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)

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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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