In the astronomically improbable event that you read this blog and not Scott Dunlap's, here is a link to the Pacific Citizen's recent article about Gloria Takagishi, the only person to have run all 29 American River 50 mile Endurance Runs-- and her 30th running this Saturday, April 4th.
The weekly national publication of the Japanese American Citizens League, Pacific Citizen covers Pan-Asian-American news, as well as advocates for broader humans rights issues. They interviewed me a few months after I won my first Kettle Moraine 100 mile in 2006. I thought that if the editor was going to interview me, she should also interview this more noteworthy veteran runner, whose name I've always noticed on the AR50 website. Also, since she is usually still running when I leave Auburn after the run, I've never had a chance to talk to or congratulate her. So I suggested to Caroline Aoyagi-Stom she do this interview with Gloria, who as Scott notes, get bib #1 this year. I still haven't met her, but at least I got to pay tribute with a quote.
I'll try to get my Lake Sonoma 50 report done soon, and before my next (mis)adventure...
Good luck everyone running this weekend, especially those doing their first 50 miler!