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« on: November 17, 2003, 09:49:38 AM »
Here's the only report I've been able to find so far. Sounds like a few of the US men's team suffered in the heat but, in his usual fashion, Double gutted it out to finish second American male.

http://www.americanultra.org/news/2003news/14nov03.html

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US Women Turn in Solid Performance at IAU 100K World Cup

Tainan County,Taiwan - The US women's team led by Nikki Kimball's 8th place finish in 8:51:35, came away with a fourth place national team finish based on combined finish times. (Italy, Germany, Japan were 1-2-3). Anne Riddle finished in 9th position with an 8:55:03 and Connie Gardner in 13th timed in 9:25:57 to round out the US scoring  members. The challenging course consisted of four 25k loops. With temperatures at the 9:00 a.m. start time in the 70s and humidity hovering near 80%, it was sure to be a race of attrition, especially since the conditions changed little throughout the race.  

There were 294 starters and at 11:25:01 the last US team competitor, Laura Nelson, crossed the line in 113th place. Nelson ran a gutsy race as did the entire team although some of the men's team did not finish. Dan Verrington dropped out near the 50K mark with a quadricep strain that kept him from continuing and Chuck Hubbard dropped at the 75K mark with stomach pains and cramping, certainly caused by the heat.
Howard Nippert cruised to a 12th place finish in 7:59:02 and was "like a metronome" according to team manager Lin Gentling,  "Howard is such a pro and so consistent."

Dave Dehart was the second male finisher in 10:24:33, while Bob Sweeney crossed the line in 11:19. 30 Countries competed in the event. In addition to the 100K world cup, there was also a masters component with the 100K WMA Masters Championship. The US fielded a masters squad comprised of 100K team members and additional athletes who traveled to the event specifically for the masters competition. The US masters women's team 35-39 age group finished in second place (Ann Heaselett (9:56:46), Anne Riddle
(8:55:03), and Laura Nelson (11:25:01). Roy Pirrung, who just set an American Men's 55-59 age-group record at the USA 24Hour Championship last weekend in San Diego, arrived just 24 hours before the start
of the race and went on to win the 55-59 in an impressive 9:43:07. Other masters results not available at press time.  

The 100K was part of a larger race festival which included a 5K, 10k, 25K, 50K, and 100k citizens race. More than 22,000 runners competed. Complete results available within 24 hours at the IAU website.

Unofficial Results:

US WOMEN:
8)Nikki Kimball, 8:51:35
9)Anne Riddle, 8:55:03
13)Connie Gardner, 9:25:57
--)Jenny Capel (alternate) 9:33:45
--) Anne Heaslett, 9:56:46
--)Tania Pacev, 10:22:07
--)Laura Nelson 11:25:01

US MEN:
12) Howard Nippert, 7:59:02
--) Dave Dehart, 10:24:33
--) Bob Sweeney, 11:19:00

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2003, 10:03:27 AM »
Can't wait to read the race report.  Last year Double ran like 7:45 and Ed Fitz.  So to run 10:24 leads me to believe that things didn't go as planned.  

Way to gut it out Double.  Hope you had a positive experince overall.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2003, 10:17:12 AM »
I actually did a run with him and he was talking about going out aggressive and seeing what happened. I won't get into his goals, he can do that himself, but, needless to say, he was looking for better than 7:43. Temps in the 70s at the start and high humidity don't make for an ultra with fast times, though. It sounds like this race had all the makings of a battle of attrition before it even started.

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