PREPARE YOURSELF

Getting on the tallest soapbox with my biggest bugle this morning.  Get ready for a remarkable performance Saturday.  The fastest time at State Farm 10 Mile seems to be Kurt Keiser’s 50:22.  Way back in 2000.  I’m just hoping someone will go with Grant to make it a Real Race, if so, look for a sub 50.  For perspective on how the best of the best have fared at the annual race see the list below.

2000- Kurt Keiser- 50:22
2001- Ivan Ivanov- 53:05
2002- Ivan Ivanov- 54:27
2003- Ryan Salem- 54:34
2004- Mike Morgan- 53:26
2005- Mike Morgan- 51:29
2006- Ryan Salem- 54:18
2007- Dustin Llewellyn- 51:42**Year of the infamous turnaround cone (9.5 miles)
2008- John Nichols- 54:00
2009- Mike Morgan- 50:58
2010- Tom Nichols- 53:29
2011- Aaron Carrizales- 51:54
2012- Matt Pohren- 52:32
2013- Eric Rasmussen- 52:23
2014- Neil Wolford- 55:02
2015- Eric Rasmussen- 54:15
2016- Neil Wolford- 54:52

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The 2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago.  Grant’s 23:55 good for 4th against the very best of the very best.  He won’t be making the trip to the Windy City this year but will make a run at the State Farm record.  Giddyup!