17-year-old finishes 250-mile race in Arizona


On Thursday, New Hampshire’s Brody Chisholm made historical past because the youngest-ever finisher of the Cocodona 250, a 250-mile ultramarathon in Arizona, clocking a time of 76 hours, 4 minutes for the 402-kilometre race from Black Canyon Metropolis to Flagstaff.

The previous hockey participant is not any stranger to ultra-distance operating, having accomplished an 800-mile journey by foot from Mexico to Utah in 2023.

This 12 months’s race is the fourth operating of the Cocodona 250, which sees runners journey north from Black Canyon Metropolis (exterior Phoenix), passing by way of a number of cities earlier than ultimately making it to Flagstaff, 1,500m larger above sea degree than the place the race began. In whole, the race options near 13,000m of elevation acquire, which is the equal of operating the peak of 1 and a half Mount Everests. The purpose-to-point course contains nearly equal elements single- and double-track trails, with little or no shade and a variety of temperatures from desert warmth through the day to under freezing at night time.

Each the female and male winners, People Haroldas Subertas and Rachel Entrekin, recorded the second-fastest occasions ever on the course. Subertas, who received the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run in 2022, took the win in a time of 59:50:55, with Entrekin, the one feminine finisher up to now on the time of publication, clocking 73:31:25. As of Thursday at midday, 15 runners had completed the race.

Jeff Browning, 52, was second, including to his exceptional close to 200 profession ultramarathons, together with wins at Colorado’s Hardrock 100 in 2018 and Moab 240 in 2022, amongst others. Arlen Glick, who received the Javelina Jundred in 2021 and was third at Western States in 2022, completed third.

The inaugural race, held in 2020, was received by Michael Versteeg, who took fifth place on Thursday.

With a whole lot of runners nonetheless out on the course, there’s certain to be rather more pleasure forward. The dwell tracker for the race might be discovered right here.



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