Well, you know that I have applied for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. (www.ws100.com)I won't find out until the first week of December if I have been selected in the lottery or not.
Last year over 1000 people entered the race and 300 something only get to run. There was a 47% chance of being selected to run.
Western States is one of the premier 100's. It is also the first race in the Grand Slam. If you don't get into Western you won't be completing the Grand Slam.
If you are not chosen for two years to run Western; on the third try (consecutive) you are given a slot.
I have a very good chance of being there in June.
Bonnie asked me to pace her next year! So, if I am not selected to run it myself, I will be running alongside Bonnie. A runner is able to pick up a pacer at the 60 mile mark. The pacer can run with the runner to the finish.
Here's a pic of Me, Ann and Bonnie at the Superior 50 K start this past spring. www.superiortrailrace.com