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Pete Kostelnick Breaks Trans-Con USA Record

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Nebraska native Pete Kostelnick moments ago broke the record for the Fastest Trans-Con Run Across the United States of America. He finished the 3,100 mile journey in 42 days, 6 hours, 34 minutes.

His first words upon finishing, “I’m not running back!”

Pete broke Frank Giannino Jr’s record of 46 days 8 hr 36 min that Frank set 36 years ago almost to the day.

Dozens ran the last few miles with him to New  York City’s City Hall steps with his wife doing the steps to the top, arm in arm, with Pete.

He averaged about 73 miles per day during his journey.

Pete is the defending 2x Badwater 135 champion. He set the course record at Badwater back in July.

You can follow Pete on Twitter @PeteKostelnick.

Congrats, Pete.

 

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru September 2016)

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Fall is here and we are in the last quarter of The Extreme Racer Competition. September brought in 1,876 miles for the month and 19,809 miles total for the year! This update is through the end of September. First place has quite the lead but the competition is close between others in the overall Top 10. Don’t forget to update your points for October as soon as your October  races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 2,415.1 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 801.35 points. Coming in third place is RIF #410 Marylou Corino with 705 points.

Leading the men is RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 1,452.25 points. Second place, RIF #387 Steven Smith  with 1,322.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #279 George Southgate with 1,278.4 points..

Here are the standings through September:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  3. Steven Smith – 1322.6 points (RIF #387)
  4. George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  5. Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  6. Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  7. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  8. Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  9. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  10. Diane Bolton -704.7 points (RIF #159)

 

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 2415.1 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 801.35 points (RIF #473)
  3. Marylou Corino – 705 points (RIF #410)
  4. Diane Bolton – 704.7 points (RIF #159)
  5. Andrea Kooiman – 589.8 points (RIF #404)
  6. Patricia Klein – 497.8 points (RIF #450)
  7. Robin Brunet – 481.76 points (RIF #564)
  8. Kit Brazier – 447.28 points (RIF #548)
  9. Maricris Beauchamp – 436.08 points (RIF #518)
  10. Tiffani Glass – 382.62  points (RIF #328)
  11. Cheryl Bryll – 379.4 points (RIF #432)
  12. Christy Bowers – 301.05 points (RIF #60)
  13. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  14. Marj Mitchell – 170.5 points (RIF #4)
  15. Shannon Miller – 124.8 points (RIF #338)
  16. Jill Williams – 118.3 points (RIF #521)
  17. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  18. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  19. Michelle Talbott – 99.7 points (RIF #527)
  20. Erin Goetz – 92 points (RIF #443)
  21. Candice Graciano – 77.9 points (RIF #545)
  22. Lisa Gonzales – 51.7 points (RIF #5)
  23. Daniela Obregon – 30 points (RIF #49)
  24. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  25. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)

 

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1.  John Kent Leighton – 1452.25 points (RIF #190)
  2.  Steven Smith – 1322.6 points              (RIF #387)
  3.  George Southgate – 1278.4 points (RIF #279)
  4.  Mark McCaslin – 885.3 points (RIF #486)
  5.  Mike Samuelson – 830.4 points (RIF #282)
  6.  Sal Coll – 711.55 points (RIF #425)
  7.  Joshua Holmes – 593.9 points (RIF #1)
  8.  Denis McCarthy – 508.173 points (RIF #263)
  9.  Shane Tucker – 494 points (RIF #337)  
  10.  Chuck Engle – 463.15 points (RIF #70)
  11.  Jeff Liu – 423.8 points (RIF #275)
  12.  Scotty Winston – 276.4 points (RIF #364)
  13.  Andy Noise – 245.2 points (RIF #570)
  14.  Michael Dasalla – 232.22 points (RIF #411)
  15.  Seth Crowe – 227.4 points (RIF #541)
  16.  Michael SK Mortensen – 204 points (RIF #553)
  17.  David Mickelsen – 142.4 points (RIF #164)
  18.  Shane Beck – 120.3 points (RIF #585)
  19.  Rich Peers – 107.2 points (RIF #591)
  20.  Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  21.  Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  22.  Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)


“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.” ~Patti Sue Plummer, US Olympian

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

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