Teen Reads "Ultramarathon Man," runs 124 miles
Sunday, January 21 2007 @ 12:46 PM PST
Contributed by: mday
I've been following the story of Jesse Zweig, a 19-year old former high-school track athlete who last spring ran 100 miles in less than 24 hours to raise money for an Orange-county hospital. This weekend Zweig attempted to double his previous efforts, raising $20,000 for the hospital by running 200 miles. Although he came up short, stopping at 124 miles, he appears to be close to raising $20,000.
Zweig's story is probably the most compelling example of a person being inspired by Dean Karnazes to run an ultra distance. I've always been bothered by Karnaze's self-promotion but I have to congratulate Zweig and Karnazes both, one for the accomplishment and the other for providing inspiration.