Ultra-distance runner Geoff Roes led a group of mountain runners down a snow slope Saturday on Sheep Mountain. Local runners had the opportunity to attempt various runs with Roes and a group of his friends from the Lower 48 last week. All the visiting runners agreed that it was a thrill to run with Roes and the scenery in Juneau was the most breath-taking they had ever seen. Ranked as Ultrarunning Magazine’s male ultrarunner of the year in 2008 and 2009, Roes was visiting Juneau to train. Roes is considered one of the top extreme runners in the world with victories in 50-100 mile races too plentiful to list. They include: The Western States 100 (California), H.U.R.T. 100 (Hawaii), Wasatch Front 100 (Utah), Bear 100 (Idaho), and Susitna 100 and Resurrection Pass 100 in Alaska. 50-milers include: Run Rabbit Run 50 (Colorado), Mountain Masochist 50 (Virginia), American River 50 (California), Bear Mountain 50 (New York), as well as two grueling Crow Pass Crossing 25-milers in Alaska.
Posted June 11, 2011 10:24 pm - Updated June 11, 2011 10:24 pm