Earlier this week, I mentioned the [Winter] Beast of Burden Ultramarathon.
I’ve had a chance to go through the results, and I wanted to give a shout-out to Daven Oskvig. In the conditions pictured above, Daven ran 5:51:29 (7:01/mile) to win the 50-mile race. He took the victory by more than an hour.
Daven has been rocking the western/central New York ultra scene for several years now. He has many impressive performances, but in my opinion, this takes the cake. Sure, it was on a towpath, but it was partially covered in snow. And it was freezing!
Full results of the Winter Beast are available here.
What do you think? What, in your opinion, makes a performance impressive?