Run SMART coach Mike Smith finished runner-up at the Chuckanut 50k in a very competitive field. Smith, a relative new comer to the sport, hung on to the lead in his first ultra marathon until mile 22 when he got passed by eventual winner, Geoff Roes. Roes (3:41:52) and Smith (3:45:22) both beat the course record of 3:49:39 set by Andy Martin. Full results here.
To put Mike’s performance into perspective, Competitor.com recently referred to Geoff Roes as “arguably one of the best ultra runners in the world.” We’re excited to see Mike holding his own against one of the best in his first try at this crazy sport.