Runners Pace Through Spirit Mountain in 2nd Annual Last Runner Standing Race

Chelsie Brown
Created: June 08, 2019 09:35 PM

Around 100 runners participated in the 2nd Annual Last Runner Standing Race held at Spirit Mountain in Duluth on Saturday.

The concept of the race is that runners have an hour to run 4.17 miles around Spirit Mountain. Runners start and finish the race at the same place and have exactly an hour to complete the race. Each race starts every hour on the hour.

Last year, the race started at 10 A.M. and finished around the 8 A.M. hour just shy of 24 hours. The winner was just shy of completing 100 miles in that time frame.

"Nick from Thunder Bay won it last year and he's got a great strategy," said Race Director Andy Holak. "He comes in with five minutes left to spare on every race. So he comes in let's say 55 minutes into the race, and he's got five minutes to get ready to go again. He gets to the starting line with about a minute left and then he takes off."

Holak expects the race to go even longer in it's second year, but said the warmer temperatures could affect runners more than the previous year.

WDIO will update this story when a winner is named.


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