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Day 18: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Black Diamond


Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ had it’s second team reach New York City when team captain, Melissa Price, ran the last leg for the Jeffrey Price Team across the finish. It was a moment that brought a smile to everyone’s face. The team finished in 17 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes.

On down the road, the Charlie Taylor Team had a monster day with 195.96 miles, bringing them to the brink of finishing this race as well. They are just a stone throw away from doing that tomorrow. The Hope Shull Team paced well today and made great progress.

Day 18 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 100.86 miles (6.72 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 195.96 miles (13.06 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 120.37 miles (8.02 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles, FINISHED – 14 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,907.00  miles, FINISHED – 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,829.40 miles (157.19 mi/day, 97.3% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,315.33 miles (128.63 mi/day, 79.7% completed)


Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…


Jeffrey Price Team: Everyone that participated in this entire event was all smiles to hear that team captain Melissa Price ran the last few miles to the finish of this race in New York City earlier today. The team is named in memory of Melissa’s husband Jeffrey who passed away from cancer just weeks ago.

Melissa took this task on very soon after Jeffrey’s death and thrived leading and inspiring her team the entire way. Melissa put down big double-digit miles every single day. Such big miles at such a frequency she had never done before. It was obvious she was being shined down on and inspired from above. We are thankful for the Price family.

The Jeffrey Price Team was a force from the start. They kept pushing the team in front of them, and when the team behind them started sneaking up on them at the end, they floored the accelerator and finished the race with an impressive finish in 17 days, 15 hours, and 28 minutes.

Everyone on the team contributed and many runners stood out, but none no more impressive than Heather McComb who recorded 18 consecutive days of 20+ miles for this team. She finished the race with 380.42 miles.

Tom Orr was close on Heather’s heels every day and had the race of his life. He finished with 371.61 miles.

Karl Studtmann had multiple, massive mileage explosions of 60 miles.

The Jeffrey Price Team (Melissa Price, captain)

  • Heather McComb – 380.42
  • Tom Orr – 371.61
  • Karl Studtmann – 349.15
  • Alfa Severino – 271.84
  • Melissa Price – 260.84
  • Karla Kent – 224.27
  • John Leighton – 196.79
  • Sofie Romero – 154.19
  • Lance Forest – 140.46
  • Darrell Richardson – 137.19
  • Donna Burns – 119.17
  • Alicja G Miles – 112.13
  • Eric Spencer – 107.34
  • Aaron Braunstein – 76.73
  • David Oglesby – 40.93

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance 
Place: 2nd
Time: 17 Days, 15 Hours, 28 Minutes
Averaged: 161.51 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA, Runner-Up

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Alfa Severino – 23.24
  2. Heather McComb – 21.98
  3. Tom Orr – 15.17
  4. Melissa Price – 14.06
  5. Aaron Braunstein – 13.01


Charlie Taylor Team: An explosive day from The Chucks as they attacked two-days worth of miles and tried to slam them down in one day. The end result was one of the highest mileage weekday totals of the entire race from any team. They finished the day with 195.96 miles.

The onslaught was led by Seth ‘Black Diamond’ Crowe, who in Gene Simmons fashion, promoted himself to 42.23 big miles. This guy is as tough as they come. Word on the street is that Seth eats nails for breakfast and sheet’s metal the rest of the day. Get all your metal needs at Reed’s Metals of Jackson, TN.

Seth had help, with double-30’s, from Elva Matamoros (30.58) and Tiffani Glass (30.40). Both of these women have been so strong day after day for The Chucks.

RIF #33 Robin Robbins dedicated his 13.59 miles for the day to the kids of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Robin has raised thousands of dollars for St. Jude over the years and through many races he has participated in.

The Chucks are just 77.60 miles away from the finish in New York City. Tomorrow they will arrive and celebrate. It’s been a fun and encouraging journey the entire way for the team. Friendships have been made that will last for years. Epic performances were put down that will be remembered for several lifetimes.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 18 Miles: 195.96 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,829.40
Miles From NYC: -77.60

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 18)

  1. Seth Crowe – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass – 30.40
  4. Joshua Holmes – 20.01
  5. Robin Robbins – 13.59


Hope Shull Team:  Step-by-step, the Hope Shull Team will one day, perhaps, leave the great state of Tennessee. They were solid today behind Marylou Corino’s 30.37 miles and Kit Brazier’s 23.11 miles.

The team got double-digit miles from Megan Chiu (12.15), Ben Herron (11.62), and Randy Broadway (10.00).

Whoa…late word that The Hopes crossed the Tennessee border, near Bristol, and are now into Virginia. That’s great news.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 18 Miles: 120.37 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,315.33
Miles From NYC: -591.67

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 18)

  1. Marylou Corino – 30.37
  2. Kit Brazier – 23.11
  3. Megan Chiu – 12.15
  4. Ben Herron – 11.62
  5. Randy Broadway – 10.00


Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Alfa Severino (23.24 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (42.23 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Marylou Corino (30.37 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 42.23
  2. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 30.58
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 30.40
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 30.37
  5. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 23.24
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.11
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 21.98
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 20.01
  9. Tom Orr (JPT) – 15.17
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 14.06

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 380.42
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 371.61
  4. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 349.79
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 349.15
  6. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 329.39
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 324.10
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 315.71
  9. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 304.79
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 297.06
  12. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  13. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  14. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 276.50


Seth Crowe, of the Charlie Taylor Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He ran 42.23 miles for the day and now has 266.28 miles for the race.


Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Cathy Downs RIF Race Across the USA Peak Performer of the Day

Day 17: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Getting Downes to It

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ had two themes on Day 17. The first being the strong day the Jeffrey Price Team put down with 183.82 miles to bring them just a 100 miles from reaching New York City tomorrow. The other one being the massive day that Cathy Downes threw down for the Hope Shull Team with 62.00 monster miles in one big bite. It led her team to a second place finish on the day. The Charlie Taylor Team battled through some injuries and grinded for 144.80 miles.

Day 17 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 183.82 miles (12.25 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 144.80 miles (9.65 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 152.53 miles (10.17 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles (193.80/day, 100.0% FINISHED)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,806.23  miles (165.07 mi/day, 96.5% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,633.44 miles (154.91 mi/day, 90.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,194.96 miles (129.12 mi/day, 75.5% completed)


Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Jeffrey Price Team: Badwater vet Karla Kent drove this team hard today putting down 25.17 miles and was one of four from the team to put down 20+ miles. She was joined by Tom Orr with 21.36 miles, Alfa Severino (21.30), and Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb (20.20). Karl Studtmann also chipped in with a solid 18.11 miles.

The team finished with 183.82 miles, the most of any team on the day.

The Jeffs are just 100 miles away from celebrating a second place finish in New York City. The team is spending the night in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Well, we’re living here in Allentown
And they’re closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem, they’re killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line
Well, our fathers fought the Second World War
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our mothers at the USO
Asked them to dance
Danced with them slow
And we’re living here in Allentown
But the restlessness was handed down
And it’s getting very hard to stay
Well, we’re waiting here in Allentown
– Billy Joel

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 17 Miles: 183.82 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,806.23
Miles From NYC: -100.77

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 17)

  1. Karla Kent – 25.17
  2. Tom Orr – 21.36
  3. Alfa Severino – 21.30
  4. Heather McComb – 20.20
  5. Karl Studtmann – 18.11

Charlie Taylor Team: The wear-and-tear was very visible on The Chucks today. However, they still had 100% participation. They still encouraged each other. They picked each other up. And they still pieced together 144.80 miles.

Elva Matamoros dodged mountain lions to record 18.48 miles, while Steve Acciarito dug deep to get 15.30 miles. Jen ‘Big Sexy’ Metcalf threw down a perfect 10.0.

The Queen of Pinson Mounds, Marj Mitchell, put down her second biggest mileage day of the race with 15.12 miles. Seth Crowe continued to be the rhythm of this team with 12.16 miles.

The Chucks believe they will get to NYC on Friday night.

The last mile they put down near the cut-off tonight crossed them from Virginia into West Virginia. Jeremy Reed and Jemal Swoboda herded the team into ‘Touch of Texas’ thinking it was a massage parlor with cowgirls. It turned out to be a cowboy bar with cowgirls that danced a lot more like they were from Houston than Dallas (if you know, you know). After Steve was oiled up from his rough day on the ashalt, the team was able to encourage Marj to ride the mechanical, bucking bull. Marj said as she walked up to get on, “I grew up in South Africa in the arms of lions and tigers in my bed. I don’t think this little American bull will do much.” If you haven’t by now, then you will likely see the video footage from a Chucks team member’s phone of exactly how that ride went down. Robin Robbins was vehement as he walked out that he was going to be running tomorrow in his ‘Astro-World’ cowboy hat that one of the dancers tossed his way as he was trying to finish his onion rings and strawberry malt.

I was took in Texas, I did not know her name
Lord, all these southern girls all seem the same
Down below the border in a town in Mexico
I got my job busting broncs in the rodeo
Roll me over and turn me around
Let me keep spinning ’til I hit the ground
Roll me over and let me go
Running free with the buffalo
Here I go
– Thin Lizzy

The legs might be tired, but team chemistry is at an all-time high.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 17 Miles: 144.80 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,633.44
Miles From NYC: -273.56

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 17)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 22.52
  2. Elva Matamoros – 18.48
  3. Steve Acciarito – 15.30
  4. Marj Mitchell – 15.12
  5. Seth Crowe – 12.16

Hope Shull Team:  It was the Cathy Downes’ show on Wednesday for The Hopes with her 62.00 miles…or as we Americans like to call it, a ‘Canadian 100.’ Perhaps it was a shout-out to team captain Marylou Corino, who recorded 15.00 of her own miles.

Kit Brazier was fantastic once again with 20.09 miles. Sherry Meador and Ben Herron also put up 10+ spots for the team.

The team is still in Tennessee, and being Mare’s favorite state they might just take a few more days, or a week,  mozing on through the Volunteer State.

Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain’t no place I’d rather be
Baby won’t you carry me back to Tennessee
Drink all day and rock all night
The law come to get you if you don’t walk right
Got a letter this morning, baby all it read
You better head back to Tennessee Jed
– Grateful Dead ‘Tennessee Jed’

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 17 Miles: 152.53 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,194.96
Miles From NYC: -712.04

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 17)

  1. Cathy Downes – 62.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 20.09
  3. Marylou Corino – 15.00
  4. Sherry Meador – 10.67
  5. Ben Herron – 10.28

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.36 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (22.52 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Cathy Downes (62.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Cathy Downes (HST) – 62.00
  2. Karla Kent (JPT) – 25.17
  3. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 22.52
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.36
  5. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 21.30
  6. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.20
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 20.09
  8. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 18.48
  9. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 18.11
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 15.30

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 358.44
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 356.44
  4. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 342.91
  5. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 319.42
  6. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 300.99
  8. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 295.70
  9. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 292.36
  11. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 287.16
  12. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 286.93
  13. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  14. Cathy Downes (HST) – 266.28


Three American Legends: Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Cathy Downes

Cathy Downes, of the Hope Shulls Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran 62.00 miles for the day and now has 266.28 miles for the race.


Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Day 16: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Kid Danger

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ continued into the 16th day even as The Suzy Michelson Team kept partying throughout the day, overflowing from the celebration’s start last night. The three remaining teams continued to make progress today towards joining them in New York City.

The Charlie Taylor Team won the day with 157.54 miles. It’s their 3rd day win over the last week. They were followed closely by the Jeffrey Price Team with 146.14 miles. The Hope Shull Team almost cracked 100 miles, finishing just under the mark with 99.45 miles.

Day 16 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Jeffrey Price Team – 146.14 miles (9.74 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 157.54 miles (10.50 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 99.45 miles (6.63 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles (193.80/day, 100.0% FINISHED)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,622.41  miles (163.90 mi/day, 90.2% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,488.64 miles (155.54 mi/day, 85.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 2,042.43 miles (127.65 mi/day, 70.3% completed)

Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs were a close second place for the day, and only lost 10 miles of their lead on third place. They have a strong lead that should be tough for The Chucks to surpass.

It was the Tom and Heather Show once again with Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb running 20.55 miles and Tom Orr completing just under that number with 20.35. Its Heather’s 16th consecutive day of 20+ miles, a race record.

The (My) Pillars helping push this team today included Alfa Severino (19.55) who continued her hot streak, team captain Melissa Price (16.61), and big John Leighton with 14.55 miles.

The team is currently in Winchester, Virginia.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 16 Miles: 146.14 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,622.41
Miles From NYC: -284.59

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Heather McComb – 20.55
  2. Tom Orr – 20.35
  3. Alfa Severino – 19.55
  4. Melissa Price – 16.61
  5. John Leighton – 14.55

Charlie Taylor Team: A good day for the Chuck Taylor Almost All-Stars with 157.54 miles for the day. They once again had a balanced attack with the biggest mile chunks coming from Steve Acciarito (20.90 mi), Tiffani Glass (20.32), Seth Crowe (16.96), and Elva Matamoros (15.14).

They are just 418 miles from New York City and hope to get there on Saturday. They are currently in Lexington, Virginia at the Virginia Safari Park in search of the real Tiger King.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 16 Miles: 157.54 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,488.64
Miles From NYC: -418.36

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 16)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 21.31
  2. Steve Acciarito – 20.90
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.32
  4. Seth Crowe – 16.96
  5. Elva Matamoros – 15.14

Hope Shull Team:  The team pulled an Anthony Ohrey today with 99.45 miles, just a half mile from a 100 for the day. They were led once again by Kit Brazier with 23.66 miles and Marylou Corino with 21.32 miles (0.01 mi more than The Chucks captain, Joshua Holmes).

Ben Herron chipped in with 8.32 miles and Cathy Downes had 8.33.

But the big story on the day for the team came from 9-year old Juleann Roberts who came through with 10.22 miles, her first double-digit day of the race. It was a huge help for the Hope Shull Team. Juleann now has 87.53 miles for the race and should crack 100 miles before the race is over (she’s everything Ohrey is not).

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 16 Miles: 99.45 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,042.43
Miles From NYC: -864.57

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 16)

  1. Kit Brazier – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino – 21.32
  3. Juleann Roberts – 10.22
  4. Cathy Downes – 8.33
  5. Ben Herron – 8.32

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – FINISHED – Champions
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (20.55 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (21.33 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (23.66 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Kit Brazier (HST) – 23.66
  2. Marylou Corino (HST) – 21.32
  3. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 21.33
  4. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 20.90
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.55
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.35
  7. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.32
  8. Alfa Severino (JPT) – 19.55
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 16.96
  10. Melissa Price (JPT) – 16.61

Top Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33 (15 days/finished)
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 338.24
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 335.08
  4. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 324.80
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54 (15 days/finished)
  6. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 304.42
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63 (15 days/finished)
  8. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87 (15 days/finished)
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 280.90
  10. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 277.06
  11. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 276.50
  12. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 275.00

Juleann Roberts is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. She ran 10.22 miles for the day and now has 87.53 miles for the race. PS: She’s our youngest runner in the event at 9-years old.

Suzy Michelson Team
Place: 1st
Time: 14 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes
Averaged: 193.80 miles/day
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

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Karl Studtmann – RIF Race Across the USA Peak Performer

Day 15: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Suzy Michelson Team 1st to NYC.

The Suzy Michelson Team won Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ when Barry Reece, running the last leg for the team, stepped foot into Battery Park in New York City. His team was all smiles and cheers with the Statute of Liberty in the background behind the team.

The Suzys blazed the entire route from Santa Monica, California to New York City in 14 days, 21 hours, and 10 minutes.

Team captain Shane Tucker was the ‘Zen-Master’ keeping his high-fueled, mega-mile team of egos in check as they pushed each other hard every day of the race. They completed 160.4 miles today to finish the 2,907 mile journey.

Day 15 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 160.4 miles (10.69 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 177.35 miles (11.82 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 134.12 miles (8.94 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 88.93 miles (5.93 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,907.00 miles (193.80/day, 100.0% FINISHED)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,476.27  miles (165.08 mi/day, 85.2% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,331.10 miles (155.41 mi/day, 80.2% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,942.98 miles (132.43 mi/day, 66.8% completed)


Click HERE to view where the teams are on the Google Map
Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzys are living it up in New York City after an amazing run. They got here days and even weeks before the pundits and experts predicted.

The team averaged 193.80 miles a day over the ~15 days. Their biggest day came two days ago when they ran 331.52 miles. Their lowest mileage day was on April 15th when they covered 160.2 miles. The Suzys ran over 200 miles three times.

The other captains sent over their congratulations to Shane Tucker, who went nearly Canadian, almost apologizing for whipping their butts so soundly. Tucker even got out his own beat-down stick putting down 33.16 miles himself on the final day to drive the stake into the hearts of the other teams.

All of the 15 team members made a big contribution to the team. Some were heavy hitters every day, and others, juggling life and jobs, did the miles they could, when they could. A total, joint team effort.

The Suzy Michelson Team (Shane Tucker, captain)

  • Chris Clemens – 393.33
  • Barry Reece – 309.54
  • David Nichols – 293.63
  • Alex Barrientos – 286.87
  • Kimberly Atkins – 248.63
  • Thomas Fowler – 230.10
  • JR Reynolds – 203.67
  • Shane Tucker – 181.93
  • Leslie Studtmann – 168.60
  • Violeta Heisler – 127.05
  • Eryn Tyner – 114.81
  • Kim Crowe – 108.41
  • Anthony Ohrey – 99.35 (so, Anthony!)
  • Jeff Lea – 83.32
  • Trent Rosenbloom – 65.29

Congrats to all these amazing runners!

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 15 Miles: 160.4 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,907.00 – Run It Fast – Race Across the USA Champions

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 15)

  1. Shane Tucker – 33.16
  2. Chris Clemens – 31.10
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 18.09
  4. David Nichols – 15.11
  5. JR Reynolds – 10.27

Jeffrey Price Team: Big day for this team in huge part to Karl ‘Doc Hollywood Drive’ Studtmann’s 61.34 mile gallop of a day. His second massive outburst of the race. It brought his total contribution to date for the team to 319.79 miles.

But it woulnd’t be a day in the life for this team without some 20+ mile power from Heather and Tom. Heather McComb racked up 20.31 miles, her 15th consecutive double-dime of the race. Tom Orr, who has discovered the fountain of youth, hit 20.71 miles for the day.

The Jeffs just crossed the Buchanan Swinging Bridge in Buchanan, Virginia. They are 430 miles from the finish and should arrive in NYC on Thursday.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 15 Miles: 177.35 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,476.27
Miles From NYC: -430.73

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 15)

  1. Karl Studtmann – 61.34
  2. Tom Orr – 20.71
  3. Heather McComb – 20.32
  4. Alfa Severino – 13.11
  5. John Leighton – 11.52

Charlie Taylor Team: A down-dip day for the Chucks, but a day closer to a Top-4 finish. Big Jeremy Reed with 24.17 miles and Steve Acciarito with 23.65 miles carried the team for the day.

Elva Matamoros dug deep to chip in 16.64 miles. Tiffani Glass hit double digits for the eighth straight day.

The Chucks are in Abingdon, Virginia with 575 miles to go. It looks like they will probably arrive to the finish on Friday.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 15 Miles: 134.12 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,331.10
Miles From NYC: -575.9

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 15)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 24.17
  2. Steve Acciarito – 23.65
  3. Elva Matamoros – 16.64
  4. Joshua Holmes – 13.10
  5. Tiffani Glass – 10.83

Hope Shull Team:  The positive today for this team was Kit Brazier’s 20.56 mile day.

Other help came from Marylou Corino (15.3), Ben Herron (11.19), Sherry Meador (9.31), and Megan Chiu (7.02)

Based on today’s miles, The Hopes are on pace to get to NYC in eleven days (mid-May).

The team just passed the Benton-Decatur Sewer Plant, and Juleann Roberts is about to run across the Tennessee River into middle Tennessee.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 15 Miles: 88.93 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,942.98
Miles From NYC: -964.02

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 15)

  1. Kit Brazier – 20.56
  2. Marylou Corino – 15.3
  3. Ben Herron – 11.19
  4. Sherry Meador – 9.31
  5. Megan Chiu – 7.02

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Shane Tucker (33.16 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Karl Studtmann (61.34 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (24.17 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Kit Brazier (20.56 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 61.34
  2. Shane Tucker (SMT) – 33.16
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 31.10
  4. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 24.17
  5. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 23.65
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.71
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 20.56
  8. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.32
  9. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 18.09
  10. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 16.64

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 393.33
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 319.79
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 317.69
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 314.73
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 309.54
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 293.63
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 286.87
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 283.10
  9. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 264.85
  10. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 258.04

Karl Studtmann is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He racked up 61.34 miles for the day and now has 319.79 miles for the race.

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Day 14: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – The Final Countdown

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ ended it’s second week on Sunday night. It’s been 14 amazing days of running from all four teams. Tomorrow our champion will reach New York City. The race won’t be over though, as the other three teams still have to get there.

Today belonged to The Charlie Taylor Team. They tallied 186.02 miles and really stood out from the competition today. It was their best all-around team performance as far as having a lot of balance from teammates. The Suzy Michelson Team and Jeffrey Price Team virtually tied with The Suzys taking 2nd place. Fourth place went to the Hope Shull Team with 130.47 miles, a solid day for them.

Day 14 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.85 miles (10.92 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 162.63 miles (10.84 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 186.02 miles (12.40 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 130.47 miles (8.70 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,746.60 miles (196.19/day, 94.5% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 2,298.92  miles (164.21 mi/day, 79.1% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 2,196.98 miles (156.93 mi/day, 75.6% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,854.05 miles (132.43 mi/day, 63.8% completed)

 

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Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Suzy Michelson Team: After yesterday’s record setting day of 331.52 miles, today was going to be a bit of a relaxed, busy-work day for The Suzys, before they cross the finish in NYC, tomorrow. Today, they were a three-headed spear consisting of Barry Reece (28.09 mi), Chris Clemens (27.25), and Kimberly Atkins (26.20).

They were bolstered as well by Violeta Heisler (15.60) and Eryn Tyner (14.51).

The Suzys are currently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This team has been dominant from the very start…the last time any of the other teams saw them.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 14 Miles: 163.85 (2nd)
Total Miles: 2,746.60

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Barry Reece – 28.09
  2. Chris Clemens – 27.25
  3. Kimberly Atkins – 26.20
  4. Violeta Heisler – 15.60
  5. Eryn Tyner – 14.51

Jeffrey Price Team: All-in-all a great weekend for The Jeffs. This team has been consistently led every day by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb and Tom ‘Mr McFeely’ Orr. They delivered again today, Heather with 25.04 miles and Tom with 24.37. Both will go over the 300-mile mark tomorrow.

Donna Burns had her biggest day so far with 12.66 miles.

The Jeffs are very near to the Virginia border. They are in Blountville which is in the very northeastern corner of Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 14 Miles: 162.63 (3rd)
Total Miles: 2,298.92
Miles Back: -447.68

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Heather McComb – 25.04
  2. Tom Orr – 24.37
  3. Melissa Price – 16.22
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.20
  5. Karla Kent – 14.20

Charlie Taylor Team: The (Seth) Crowe returneth on the 14th day with 28.41 miles to pull The Chucks to a first place finish for the day with 186.02 points. It is their second stage win of the event.

The team had it’s most consistent overall day with big miles from so many. Steve Acciarito, Jen Metcalf, and Tiffani Glass all added 20+ miles.

Robin Robbins had his biggest day of the race with 15.32 miles. A total of 8 Chucks had double-digits.

And they kept their perfect scorecard in place with all 15 runners contributing for the 14th consecutive day.

The Chucks are positioned just outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The team captain can’t wait to get moving.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 14 Miles: 186.02 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,196.98
Miles Back: -549.62

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 14)

  1. Seth Crowe – 28.41
  2. Steve Acciarito – 21.11
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.05
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Joshua Holmes – 19.13

Hope Shull Team:  The Hopes had a really great weekend. On Sunday, they were led by Cathy Downes (20.50) and Randy Broadway (20.00).

Additional firepower was supplied by Houston Wolf (15.74) and Josh Tyner (14.50).

The Hopes are at the Pilot Gas Station in Yum Yum, Tennessee. That seems appropriate for this team, and their appetite for food and sleep.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 14 Miles: 130.57 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,854.05
Miles Back: -892.55

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 14)

  1. Cathy Downes – 20.50
  2. Randy Broadway – 20.00
  3. Houston Wolf – 15.74
  4. Marylou Corino – 15.00
  5. Josh Tyner – 14.50

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Barry Reece (28.09 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Heather McComb (25.04 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Seth Crowe (28.41 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Cathy Downes (20.50 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 28.41
  2. Barry Reece (SMT) – 28.09
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 27.25
  4. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 26.20
  5. Heather McComb (JPT) – 25.04
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 24.37
  7. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 21.11
  8. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.50
  9. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.05
  10. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00
  11. Randy Broadway (HST) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 362.53
  2. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 300.53
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 297.37
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 294.02
  5. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 278.68
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 278.52
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 267.80
  8. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 258.45
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 247.48
  10. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 240.68

Barry Reece is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day. He had 28.09 miles for the day and now has 300.53 miles for the race.

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Day 12: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Mare Bears

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ is starting to near the home stretch as Day 12 has concluded. The Suzy Michelson Team continues to dominate. They are less than 700 miles from the finish in New York City. The Charlie Taylor Team was strong once again gaining 20 miles on the second place, Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team fueled with some massive ‘woman-power’ today had one of their best days of the race and nearly had the third most miles of the day.

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Day 12 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 180.01 miles (12.00 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 140.54 miles (9.37 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 160.24 miles (10.68 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 138.81 miles (9.25 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,251.23 miles (187.60/day, 77.4% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,907.61  miles (158.97 mi/day, 65.6% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,809.96 miles (150.83 mi/day, 62.3% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,518.15 miles (126.51 mi/day, 52.2% completed)


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Suzy Michelson Team: It’s another day closer to the champagne in NYC as The Suzys rued the day once again with 180.01 miles. They were led by Chris Clemens who sets the tone for this team. He finished the day with 26.42 miles. He again had monster performances from Barry Reece (22.49), David Nichols (20.76), Kimberly Atkins (20.32), and Violeta Heisler (16.4). Violeta’s been a great surprise for this team and has put down some big miles over the course of the event.

Leslie Studtmann reached double-digits again today with 14.4 miles. Anthony Ohrey also knocked off a half marathon and has been solid. He was silly happy about his new kicks he got to run in today.

The team is in White Pine, Tennessee. They should cross the Virginia border tomorrow. They are 657 miles from the finish.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 12 Miles: 180.01 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,251.23

Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.42
  2. Barry Reece – 22.49
  3. David Nichols – 20.76
  4. Kimberly Atkins – 20.32
  5. Violeta Heisler – 16.4

Jeffrey Price Team: The Jeffs put up a respectable 140.54 miles on Friday, but they’ve lost a bit of their mojo this week. They’ve also lost sight of The Suzys. They will have to re-focus if they are going to hold off The Chucks from taking silver from them.

Even with that said, they had some inspiring performances today. Team Captain Melissa Price had 20.18 miles, her second highest result from the race. She has put down big miles every day, digging deep, obviously inspired and driven by Jeffrey.

Tom Orr is one of the big all-stars of this race. Tom had his biggest haul today with 26.08 miles, his 9th day of 20+ miles. He now has an astonishing 249.21 miles for the race.

Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb recorded 22.21 miles. She has run 20+ miles for all twelve days of the race. I think it’s required that she has to do that now until her team reaches the finish. It’s simply an amazing stat that is inspiring so many to dig even deeper.

Alfa Severino (16.04) and Karla Kent (15.41) were great today as well.

The team is holed up for the night in Beech Bluff, TN at the captain’s home. Half the team is inside and the other half is camping out in the yard. Dinner was catered by Los Portales, and Fleet Feet – Jackson (TN) owner Danny Crossett showed up and surprised the team with new shoes for everyone.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 12 Miles: 140.54 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,907.61
Miles Back: -343.62

Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Tom Orr – 26.08
  2. Heather McComb – 22.21
  3. Melissa Price – 20.18
  4. Alfa Severino – 16.04
  5. Karla Kent – 15.41

Charlie Taylor Team: The Chucks continued their great week with 160.24 miles and another 2nd place daily finish. They have gained 73 miles on The Jeffs over the last 4 days. Will the race end before they can catch them, though? 97.65 miles currently separate the two teams. The Jeffs are always super-strong on the weekends.

The Chucks were led today by Joshua Holmes with 30.03 miles, along with Steve Acciarito (20.75 miles), Tiffani Glass (20.54), and Jen Metcalf (20.00). Jen reached deep emotionally today and put down big miles in memory of Bub.

The Chucks are currently in Memphis, Tennessee, elbow deep in Rendezvous ribs, after crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas. Tiffani’s husband Rick Glass made the short drive from their home in Dyersburg to join the team for dinner. He was so stoked about the Cubs having not lost a game so far this season.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 12 Miles: 160.24 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,809.96
Miles Back: -441.27

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 12)

  1. Joshua Holmes – 30.03
  2. Steve Acciarito – 20.75
  3. Tiffani Glass – 20.54
  4. Jen Metcalf – 20.00
  5. Jeremy Reed – 13.36

Hope Shull Team: A truly superb effort today from The Hopes. Captain Marylou Corino racked up 32.00 miles, the most of anyone in the race today. She had great support from Kit Brazier (21.31 miles), and Cathy Downes (20.30 miles).

Randy Broadway, who has been very solid throughout the Run Across the USA, put down 15.00 miles. Sherry Meador was a dollar short of a half marathon with 12.02 miles on the day.

The team is somehow still in Oklahoma, but near the Arkansas border. They stopped, albeit briefly, at the 64 Swap and Flea Market to satisfy Marylou’s curiosity. Ben Herron tried to buy a pig runt at the Swap Meet to make it the team mascot, but the team outvoted him 14-1. The team then dined at Mazzio’s Italian Eatery.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 12 Miles: 138.81 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,518.15
Miles Back: -733.08

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 12)

  1. Marylou Corino – 32.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 21.31
  3. Cathy Downes – 20.30
  4. Randy Broadway – 15.00
  5. Sherry Meador – 12.02

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.42 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (26.08 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Joshua Holmes (30.03 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team –  Marylou Corino (32.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Marylou Corino (HST) – 32.00
  2. Joshua Holmes (CTT) – 30.03
  3. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.42
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 26.08
  5. Barry Reece (SMT) – 22.49
  6. Heather McComb (JPT) – 22.21
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.31
  8. David Nichols (SMT) – 20.76
  9. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 20.75
  10. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.54
  11. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.32
  12. Cathy Downes (HST) – 20.30
  13. Melissa Price (JPT) – 20.18
  14. Jen Metcalf (CTT) – 20.00

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 302.03
  2. Heather McComb (JPT) – 251.73
  3. Tom Orr (JPT) – 249.21
  4. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 245.38
  5. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 240.32
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 237.32
  7. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 227.80
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 213.18
  9. Kit Brazier (HST) – 211.76
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 209.62


Marylou Corino, with her 32.00 miles for the Hope Shull Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Day 11: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Popeye Jones

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ continued across three states on Thursday. Our race leaders, the Suzy Michelson Team, blazed an amazing mid-week total of 201.62 miles that took them a third of the way across the Volunteer State. It might be the final blow that the competition might not be able to come back from. Second place for the day went to the Charlie Taylor Team with 144.06 miles after a slow start to the day. They were followed closely by the Jeffrey Price Team with 141.24 miles. The Hope Shull Team put down 129.00 miles as they had a solid day.

Let’s get into the stats, standings, and recaps from the road…

Day 11 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 201.62 miles (13.44 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 141.24 miles (9.42 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 144.06 miles (9.60 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 129.00 miles (8.60 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 2,071.22 miles (188.29/day, 71.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,767.07  miles (160.64 mi/day, 60.8% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,649.72 miles (149.97 mi/day, 56.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,379.34 miles (125.39 mi/day, 47.5% completed)

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Suzy Michelson Team: Another blazing day for the Suzy Team with their second highest daily miles for the race. They did it on a day when the two teams behind them had sub-par days as well. They were led by Dresden, TN legend JR Reynolds who pieced together several runs for 34.05 miles. JR has been strong throughout this race just months after knee surgery. He has 139.61 total miles for the race. The Sultans of Swat brought a lot of asphalt kickers to join JR today that included Alex Barrientos, with a big 33.38 miles, along with Barry Reece (27.55), Chris Clemens (26.39), and David Nichols (22.83).

The most heroic performance of the day, for the Suzys, came from Kimberly Atkins who had to go to the ER. She passed a kidney stone into her bladder. She then went home and did 8 miles to help the team out. This team is full of crazed addicts.

This team is less than 840 miles from the finish in New York City. They went over 2,000 miles today and the race is theirs to lose. Earlier today they passed Lebanon, Tennessee, where their own Jeff Lea calls home.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 11 Miles: 201.62 (1st)
Total Miles: 2,071.22
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 11)

  1. JR Reynolds – 34.05
  2. Alex Barrientos – 33.38
  3. Barry Reece – 27.55
  4. Chris Clemens – 26.39
  5. David Nichols – 22.83

Jeffrey Price Team: One of the secrets to the success of the JPT is that they know they are starting the day with an automatic 40-45 miles from Heather McComb and Tom Orr. Neither disappointed today as Heather, true to her nickname ‘Double-Dime,’ put down 20.52 miles and Tom added a cool 20.70.

A rising star on the team this week is California native Alfa Severino who contributed 17.40 miles. Karl Studtmann had 16.68 miles and John Leighton added 11.15 miles.

The team finished in 3rd again for the day by just a couple of miles. They are poised to have a big weekend. It might be too late to catch The Suzys, but I expect another strong charge at them this weekend.

The Jeffs are currently at the Madison Light Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 11 Miles: 141.24 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,767.07
Miles Back: -304.15
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 11)

  1. Tom Orr – 20.70
  2. Heather McComb – 20.52
  3. Alfa Severino – 17.40
  4. Karl Studtmann – 16.68
  5. John Leighton – 11.15

Charlie Taylor Team: A late day surge got the Chucks over the 100-mile mark for the day and near their daily average. Today they had 144.06 total team miles. This team is gritty and grinds out what they can every day, often going out for one more run when they think they have nothing left.

Today, they were led by Steve Acciarito with 24.35 miles. Steve has had a huge week. Elva Matamoros added 18.55 miles and has 144.73 miles for the race. Seth Crowe, in between filling prescriptions, pieced together 16.29 miles. Tiffani Glass followed yesterday’s 25-miles with 14.22 today.

The team finished second for the day, a handful of miles ahead of the Jeffs. They have made up some ground on the Jeffs this week. Can they continue to make a push for 2nd place? We will have a better picture of the odds of that reality after the weekend.

The Chucks are in Conway, Arkansas, the birthplace of NBA legend Scottie Pippen. They hope to make it to Memphis tomorrow if all goes well.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 11 Miles: 144.06 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,649.72
Miles Back: -421.50

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 11)

  1. Steve Acciarito – 24.35
  2. Elva Matamoros – 18.55
  3. Seth Crowe – 16.29
  4. Joshua Holmes – 16.0
  5. Tiffani Glass – 14.22

Hope Shull Team: Team Captain Marylou Corino got her team over their daily average today with a solid 129.00 miles. They were led by Kit Brazier’s 22.41 miles. It’s Kit’s 6th performance of 20 miles or more in 11 days. Randy Broadway showed up for work with 18.02 miles. Marylou added 15.2 miles.

Jimmy Girten was a beast today for the team with 16.34 miles. His highest output of the event and in many months. It’s good to see Jimmy G running well.

The Hopes are literally stuck in Shawnee, Oklahoma after a round-robin buffet at Cracker Barrel, WhataBurger, McAllister’s Deli, and Chick-fil-A.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 11 Miles: 129.00 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,379.34
Miles Back: -691.88

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 11)

  1. Kit Brazier – 22.41
  2. Randy Broadway – 18.02
  3. Jimmy Girten – 16.34
  4. Marylou Corino – 15.2
  5. Cathy Downes – 8.40

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – JR Reynolds (34.05 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (20.70 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Steve Acciarito (24.35 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Kit Brazier (22.41 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. JR Reynolds (SMT) – 34.05
  2. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 33.38
  3. Barry Reece (SMT) – 27.55
  4. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.39
  5. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 24.35
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 22.83
  7. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.41
  8. Tom Orr (JPT) – 20.70
  9. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.52
  10. Elva Matamoros (CTT) – 18.55

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 275.61
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 233.56
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 229.52
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 223.13
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 222.89
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 216.56
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 206.49
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 199.82
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 197.82
  10. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 195.80

J.R. Reynolds, with his 34.04 miles for the Suzy Michelson Team, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Day 10: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Rise of the Chucks

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ Day 10 has concluded and the Charlie Taylor Team, for the first time, had the most miles for a day. They finished the day with 176.17 miles, their second highest single-day tally of the race. Finishing behind them was the Suzy Michelson Team with 163.65 miles. Ten miles behind the SMT was the Jeffrey Price Team. The Hope Shull Team finished with 107.75 miles.

The Chucks have performed consistent throughout the race, and they have the past four days turned up the intensity centered around the two-day outburst from Jeremy Reed.

Day 10 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 163.65 miles (10.91 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 153.58 miles (10.24 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 176.17 miles (11.74 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 107.75 miles (7.18 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,869.60 miles (186.96/day, 64.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,625.83  miles (162.58 mi/day, 55.93% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,505.66 miles (150.57 mi/day, 51.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,250.34 miles (125.03 mi/day, 43.01% completed)


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Suzy Michelson Team: More of the same from the front-leading Suzys. Chris Clemens with a marathon of work today, assisted by David Nichols going for 21.3 miles and Barry Reece with 19.3 miles. Alex Barrientos (17.61) and Kimberly Atkins (15.56) also had very strong contributions.

They currently are in Brownsville, Tennessee. And I don’t even know how to word this… But in one of the most flagrant WWE moves of all-time, Anthony Ohrey picked the lock to Tom Orr and Donna Burns‘ house and the team bum-rushed in like Andrew Jackson’s Tennesseans did into the White House on the night of Jackson’s inauguration when they destroyed all the carpets and drapes with food and drink. The SMT is sleeping in Tom’s house for the night and Chris Clemens is passed out, greased up with Ben-Gay in Tom’s own bed. Oh the humanity and brashness of this team. Tom and Donna are still back in Arkansas with the Jeffrey Price Team.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 10 Miles: 163.65 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,869.60
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Chris Clemens – 26.29
  2. David Nichols – 21.30
  3. Barry Reece – 19.30
  4.  Alex Barrientos – 17.61
  5. Kimberly Atkins – 15.56

Jeffrey Price Team: Tom Orr, once again, was running today like he had a 6th sense that something was awry he needed to get to. He just didn’t know exactly what, yet. Oh, that day is coming! Tom put down 23.35 miles. He has been strong every day of the competition. Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb…wait for it…dropped another 20 miles for the 10th consecutive day. Karl Studtmann added 20.16 with solid performances from Alfa Severino and Lance Forest as well.

It should be noted that team captain, Melissa Price, has notched double digit miles for all ten days and sets a great example for her team day in and day out. A true inspiration.

The Jeffs finished with the 3rd most miles of the day. They are in good shape and charging up to make another strong weekend push. They are currently in Blackwell, Arkansas.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 10 Miles: 153.58 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,625.83
Miles Back: -243.77
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Tom Orr – 23.35
  2. Heather McComb – 20.32
  3. Karl Studtmann – 20.16
  4. Alfa Severino – 15.11
  5. Lance Forest – 14.11

Charlie Taylor Team: What a surge this team has had the past five days, and it’s been a powder keg the past two days in major part to Jeremy Reed, who followed yesterday’s 42.03 miles, with 30.20 miles today. This galvanized team used that to help put down the most miles for the day. It’s the first time during the race they’ve done this. Another big reason they were able to do this today was that they, once again, got contributions from every team member.

Jeremy had some big-gun help from Tiffani Glass with 25.10 miles. It’s her 4th 20+ mile day of the race and her highest single day output. She’s been a consistent and big contributor to the Chucks every day.

Then it was the three amigos of Seth Crowe (21.01), Elva Matamoros (19.05), and Steve Acciarito (17.80) helping the team rise to the top today..

The Chucks are no longer looking in their rear-view mirror, as they are seem intent on pushing the pedal down to try to find anyone else on the road ahead. They currently are pinning in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and will reach Arkansas shortly.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 10 Miles: 176.17 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,505.66
Miles Back: -363.94

Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 10)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 30.20
  2. Tiffani Glass – 25.10
  3. Seth Crowe – 21.01
  4. Elva Matamoros – 19.05
  5. Steve Acciarito – 17.80

Hope Shull Team: Double-Trouble Marylou Corino (25.00 mi) and Kit Brazier (22.41 mi) provided most of the fuel for the Hopes on Day 10. They hit a decent groove with 107.75 miles. Other contributors included Sherry Meador (13.25 mi), Cathy Downs (10.05 mi), and Ben Herron (9.49 mi).

Tomorrow could be a low-mileage day as they are due to run by (and likely into, up, down, and all around) the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton, Oklahoma. Photos, please!!!

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 10 Miles: 107.75 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,250.34
Miles Back: -619.26

Top 5 HST Runners (Day 10)

  1. Marylou Corino – 25.00
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.41
  3. Sherry Meador – 13.25
  4. Cathy Downes – 10.05
  5. Ben Herron – 9.49

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (26.29 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (23.35 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (30.20 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Marylou Corino (25.00 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 30.20
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 26.29
  3. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 25.1
  4. Marylou Corino (HST) – 25.00
  5. Tom Orr (JPT) – 23.35
  6. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.41
  7. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.30
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 21.1
  9. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.32
  10. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 20.16

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 249.22
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 216.88
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 209.00
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 202.43
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 195.34
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 193.73
  7. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 188.43
  8. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 181.53
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 180.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 173.11

Tiffani Glass,with her impressive 25.1 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day.

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Day 9: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Jeremy’s Calling

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ has all the teams to Texas or beyond. Every team was solid today with the Charlie Taylor Team having the best day outperforming their daily average by 24 miles. They had the 2nd most miles for the day, fourteen miles behind the race leaders, the Suzy Michelson Team, that racked up 185.59 miles, just below their daily average. The Hope Shull Team paced above their daily tracking average, and the Jeffrey Price Team fell about 20 miles below their average.

All-in-all, it was a great day with some strong performances once again. None bigger than the 42.03 miles Jeremy Reed led the Charlie Taylor Team and entire race for Day 9.

Day 9 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 185.59 miles (12.37 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 142.95 miles (9.53 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 171.50 miles (11.43 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 131.36 miles (8.76 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,705.95 miles (189.55/day, 58.68% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,472.25  miles (163.58 mi/day, 50.64% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,329.49 miles (147.72 mi/day, 45.7% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,142.59 miles (126.95 mi/day, 39.3% completed)


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Suzy Michelson Team: The Suzy’s were back in the throttle for a second day in a row with three teammates knocking out 20’s with many strong supporting performances. Chris Clemens did his thing with 25.56 miles, Kimberly Atkins hit 20 again as did David Nichols. Barry Reece (18.62) and team captain Shane Tucker (17.97) more than did their part. The Suzys had miles from all of their runners today with ten hitting double digits.

Dinner tonight was at Nick’s BBQ and Catfish about 30 miles east of Little Rock, Arkansas. Trent Rosenbloom, a Nashville Hot Chicken expert, persuaded the cook to add some Nashville heat. He then challenged several teammates to match him bite for bite. If they couldn’t they had to buy him a beer. Fourteen beers later for Monkey Trent, the team left Nick’s. Tomorrow should be interesting for the Suzy’s on the road putting down miles after their hot night. Hopefully, Anthony Ohrey remembered to pack the Home Depot bucket for the team. He’s got to be good for something.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 9 Miles: 185.59 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,705.95
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Chris Clemens – 25.56
  2. Kimberly Atkins – 20.04
  3. David Nichols – 20.00
  4. Barry Reece – 18.62
  5. Shane Tucker – 17.97

Jeffrey Price Team: After an amazing weekend where the Jeffs put miles on the race leading Suzys, it was only natural that they’d likely take a step back today. They did only have the 3rd most miles on Day 9, but it was still a respectable 142.95 miles. ‘Friendly Delivery’ Tom Orr was back on route and delivered 20 miles today with 21.28. He led the team but was followed closely by Heather ‘Double-Dime’ McComb with ANOTHER 20-spot – her 9th straight.

Karla Kent (14.13), John Leighton (14.06), and Sofie Romero (13.50) solidified the output for the Jeffs today.

The team is in Warner, Oklahoma and tomorrow will rock into Arkansas, just one state away from where most of the team resides, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 9 Miles: 142.95 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,472.25
Miles Back: -233.7
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Tom Orr – 21.28
  2. Heather McComb – 20.27
  3. Karla Kent – 14.13
  4. John Leighton – 14.06
  5. Sofie Romero- 13.50

Charlie Taylor Team: What an amazing three-run performance Jeremy Reed put down today for 42.03 miles to give the Chucks their highest daily finish of the race. His phone went dead on his last run, but his wife Greta gave us a head’s up that Jeremy would be calling in big miles shorty…and boy did he with a 21.17 miles to finish with 42 miles. Steve Acciarito delivered another heroic performance after yesterday’s 32.78 miles by following it up today with 23.85 miles. Seth Crowe gave a solid contribution again with 15.21 miles as did Elva Matamoros with 12.57 miles. Even more bright news for the team today was that Sharon Carver, feeling better from her injury, was able to run 7 miles.

The Chucks are currently at the Starbucks in Yukon, Oklahoma where Jen Metcalf is propped up against a duffel bag double fisting frappuccinos.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 9 Miles: 171.50 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,329.49
Miles Back: -376.46
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 9)

  1. Jeremy Reed – 42.03
  2. Steve Acciarito – 23.85
  3. Joshua Holmes – 16.52
  4. Seth Crowe – 15.21
  5. Elva Matamoros – 12.57

Hope Shull Team: A great bounce-back day for the Hope Shull Team with 131.36 miles after failing to break the century mark yesterday. They were led today by Randy Broadway with 22.52 miles. Kit Brazier was strong as always contributing 22.06 miles. After several runners on the team needed rest yesterday, they all bounced back to contribute today. A total team effort and a result they should all be proud of.

They look forward to reaching Oklahoma tomorrow after a quick one-day stay over in Texas.

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 9 Miles: 131.36 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,142.59
Miles Back: -563.37
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 9)

  1. Randy Broadway – 22.52
  2. Kit Brazier – 22.06
  3. Sherry Meador – 12.31
  4. Marylou Corino – 10.00
  5. Cathy Downes – 10.00

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Chris Clemens (25.56 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Tom Orr (21.28 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Jeremy Reed (42.03 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Randy Broadway (22.52 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 42.03
  2. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 25.56
  3. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 23.85
  4. Randy Broadway (HST) – 22.52
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 22.06
  6. Tom Orr (JPT) – 21.28
  7. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.27
  8. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 20.04
  9. David Nichols (SMT) – 20.00
  10. Barry Reece (SMT) – 18.62

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 222.93
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 196.72
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 188.68
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 179.08
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 176.04
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 172.43
  7. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 160.43
  8. Jeremy Reed (CTT) – 158.23
  9. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 155.60
  10. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 155.50


Jeremy Reed,with his massive 42.03 mile day, is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for Day 9.

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Day 8: Run It Fast’s Race Across the USA – Lt. Dan Taylor

Run It Fast’s ‘Race Across the USA‘ entered week two with all four teams pushing their limits just as they have for eight days now. Week 2 started, like week 1, did with the Suzy Michelson Team putting down a very strong day, almost an exact replica of their day 1. A week ago they started the race with 188.97 miles and today landed on 188.23. That’s impressive! Our middle two teams, Jeffrey Price Team and Charlie Taylor Team, had nearly identical performances today. JPT maintains a healthy lead over 3rd and a good ways behind the SMT for first. The Hope Shull Team fell back asleep today failing to break 100 mi/day with just 96.90

Day 8 Mileage Results of the Race Across the USA

  • Suzy Michelson Team – 188.23 miles (12.55 mi/runner)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – 147.82 miles (9.85 mi/runner)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – 145.32 miles (9.69 mi/runner)
  • Hope Shull Team – 96.90 miles (6.46 mi/runner)

RIF’s Race Across the USA Overall Standings 

  1. Suzy Michelson Team – 1,520.36 miles (190.05/day, 52.3% completed)
  2. Jeffrey Price Team – 1,329.30  miles (166.16 mi/day, 45.7% completed)
  3. Charlie Taylor Team – 1,157.99 miles (144.75 mi/day, 39.8% completed)
  4. Hope Shull Team – 1,011.23 miles (126.40 mi/day, 34.8% completed)

The four teams are nearly residing in four separate states. The Suzy Michelson Team, currently in 1st place, is literally a few hundred feet from crossing into Arkansas. They likely would have if the Cherokee Casino had not been directly on their route. Anthony Ohrey and Leslie Studtmann talked team captain Shane Tucker into stopping for some Blackjack. Their next runner to take the baton will run them into the Razorback State.

The Jeffrey Price Team is in Yukon, Oklahoma, just short of Oklahoma City, currently in 2nd place. The third place Charlie Taylor Team is currently in McLean, Texas in hope of that ‘American Pie,’ but all they’ve found there is Devil’s Rope Musuem. The Hope Shull Team is still in New Mexico, only two states behind The Suzys, are holed up at the Russell’s Truck Stop. They should finally cross into Texas tomorrow morning.


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Suzy Michelson Team: Sound n’ Pound, big talking and even bigger miles, returned today with strong, long miles from so many on the Suzys. The team pounded the asphalt non-stop today stopping for nothing. They were truly 2 Legit 2 Sh!t.

They were led by Texan Alex Barrientos with 27.50 miles, Chris Clemens 24.51 miles, and David Nichols 21.28 miles. Leslie Studtmann had 18.27 miles (57.56 over the last 3 days). Barry Reece was strong once again with 17.02 miles and Kimberly Atkins with 15.02 miles.

SMT will step foot into Arkansas in the morning. It will be their 6th state the team has reached in 9 days.

Suzy Team Data at a Glance
Place: 1st
Day 8 Miles: 188.23 (1st)
Total Miles: 1,520.36
Top 5 SMT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Alex Barrientos – 27.50
  2. Chris Clemens – 24.51
  3. David Nichols – 21.28
  4. Leslie Studtmann – 18.27
  5. Barry Reece – 17.02

Jeffrey Price Team: After winning their first day yesterday with the most miles, the JPT took a bit of a step back today with four members taking the day off after a smashing weekend. However they still wound up with 147.82 miles that was good enough for the second most miles of the day. JPT was fueled once again by their tri-cycle of excellence from Karl Studtmann, Heather McComb, and Tom Orr. Karl had the second most miles of any runner on Monday with 30.49 miles, giving him 108.22 miles over the last three days. Heather completed her 8th consecutive day of 20+ miles with 20.33. Orr added 16.1. Sofie Romero had her biggest day so far with 18.58 miles.

Jeffrey Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 2nd
Day 8 Miles: 147.82 (2nd)
Total Miles: 1,329.30
Miles Back: -191.06
Top 5 JPT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Karl Studtmann – 30.49
  2. Heather McComb – 20.33
  3. Sofie Romero – 18.58
  4. Tom Orr – 16.1
  5. Karla Kent – 12.07

Charlie Taylor Team: Steve Acciarito has gutted out strong miles every day of the race, but on Monday he ramped it up to a level very few in the race have so far. Steve, over the course of five segments, pumped out the most miles of any runner today with 32.78 miles. Steve is battling bad knees, a bum foot, yet keeps trying and doing all he can for the Chucks. Tiffani Glass eclipsed her third 20+ mile performance of the race. Seth Crowe contributed 14.12 miles along with Jeremy Reed (12.39 miles).

Everyone on the team contributed for the eighth consecutive day including Sharon Carver who is battling a couple of injuries.

Charlie Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 3rd
Day 8 Miles: 145.32 (3rd)
Total Miles: 1,157.99
Miles Back: -362.37
Top 5 CTT Runners (Day 8)

  1. Steve Acciarito – 32.78
  2. Tiffani Glass – 20.37
  3. Joshua Holmes – 15.45
  4. Seth Crowe – 14.12
  5. Jeremy Reed – 12.39

Hope Shull Team: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hope Team Data at a Glance
Overall Place: 4th
Day 8 Miles: 96.9 (4th)
Total Miles: 1,011.23
Miles Back: -509.13
Top 5 HST Runners (Day 8)

  1. Kit Brazier – 21.46
  2. Marylou Corino – 20.00
  3. Scott Kufferath – 14.03
  4. Cathy Downes – 12.54
  5. Megan Chiu – 6.27

Team Mileage Leader of the Day

  • Suzy Michelson Team – Alex Barrientos (27.50 mi)
  • Jeffrey Price Team – Karl Studtmann (30.49 mi)
  • Charlie Taylor Team – Steve Acciarito (32.78 mi)
  • Hope Shull Team – Kit Brazier (21.46 mi)

Top 10 Mega-Miles of the Day

  1. Steve Acciarito (CTT) – 32.78
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 30.49
  3. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 27.50
  4. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 24.51
  5. Kit Brazier (HST) – 21.46
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 21.28
  7. Tiffani Glass (CTT) – 20.37
  8. Heather McComb (JPT) – 20.33
  9. Marylou Corino (HST) – 20.00
  10. Sofie Romero (JPT) – 18.58

Top 10 Race Mile Leaders

  1. Chris Clemens (SMT) – 197.37
  2. Karl Studtmann (JPT) – 184.36
  3. Heather McComb (JPT) – 168.41
  4. Tom Orr (JPT) – 157.80
  5. Barry Reece  (SMT) – 157.42
  6. David Nichols (SMT) – 152.43
  7. Alex Barrientos (SMT) – 148.28
  8. Marylou Corino – (HST) – 145.60
  9. Seth Crowe (CTT) – 145.22
  10. Kimberly Atkins (SMT) – 130.28


Steve Acciarito is the ‘Race Across the USA’ –  Peak Performer of the Day for Day 8.

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