Laniak's Obsession Pays Off
Tuesday, August 14 2007 @ 03:00 PM PDT
Contributed by: mday
Photo: Carl Laniak (r) and Matt Kirk
Carl Laniak has been obsessed with stage running for years, from the one-time Tuscarora stage run to multiple attempts at the Vol State stage run, which traverses Tenessee from East to West. Years of obsession paid of this month as Laniak won the 2006 Vol State by averaging over 50 miles per day on the hot backroads of the American South. Laniak's daily progress was reported daily in the Greenville, SC newspaper. Laniak became a road running machine and covered more than 300 miles in six days.