Ultrarunners (and horses) race against heat at the Vermont 100 Mile

The Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race concluded yesterday at 10:00 am after 30 hours of racing and witnessed an over 50% attrition rate in the 100 mile event because of the extreme heatwave that is hitting the northeast, resulting in 100+ degree heat index. Founded in 1989 this race saw 450 runners and 70 horses start the race which gained and lost 17,000 vertical feet over the 100 mile distance.

Wes Judd took the victory in the 100K (10:30:04) with two women, Christin Doneski (11:13:53) and Meghan Bongartz (11:25:23), placing second and third overall amongst all competitors. In the 100-mile Lithuanian Gediminas Grinius placed first (16:01:49) on his way to a Grand Slam of Ultrarunning record attempt. Christine Mosley (20:08:57) was first women and seventh overall.

Vermont 100 is the last remaining 100 mile running and horse race and all proceeds from the race benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports.

Complete results can be found here: https://tridentresults.com/event/495/results

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