American Eagle Gold Coin

American Eagle 1 ounce Gold Coin Awarded to First Place Winners in the 24, 48, 72 hour men & women SOLO events.

 

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2008 Running Champs

The USATF certified course proved challenging for many, coupled with 30 mph winds, and sub-freezing night time temperatures. However adverse the conditions, the winners equaled or excelled on previous UltraCentric performances.

Attila Vozar of the Hungarian National Team had a winning mileage of 146.034 earned him $3,000.00 Attila Vozar of the Hungarian National Team was a mere three tenths of a mile shy of Konya’s 2007 run of 146.33. Vozas’s winning mileage of 146.034 earned him $3,000.00, with $1,000.00 of that coming as “a first time participating winner.”
First time 24 hour runner Elisha Tanui of McKinney, Texas completed 139.080 miles for a second place overall début earning a payday of $1,500.00 First time 24 hour runner Elisha Tanui of McKinney, Texas completed 139.080 miles for a second place overall début. Tanui’s run earned a payday of $1,500.00, with $1,000.00 coming as a “first time participating winner”.
The U.S. National 24 Hour Championships were awarded to Byron Lane, and Jen Van Allen. Lane won third overall with 122.854 mi, and Van Allen took fourth overall with 121.695 The U.S. National 24 Hour Championships were awarded to Byron Lane, and Jen Van Allen. Lane won third overall with 122.854 mi, and Van Allen took fourth overall with 121.695; neither were within striking distance of published prize money parameters.
Tracy Thomas bested the women’s 48 Hour Ultra Centric’s event record with a weekend 154.147 mile total Tracy Thomas bested the women’s 48 Hour Ultra Centric’s  event record with a weekend 154.147 mile total. Thomas handily won the women’s championship.
Tony Mangan of Ireland bettered David Goggins 48 hour performance of 2007 by nearly a half mile Tony Mangan of Ireland bettered David Goggins 48 hour performance of 2007 by nearly a half mile. The hope for world class performances in The Ultra Centric 48 Hour remains by continuing to offer prize money for notorious results.