Here it is.
The announcement you’ve been waiting for.
Our featured runner for the 2015 Snowdrop Foundation ULTRA 55 is (insert mental drumroll):
The 1st person in North America to EVER run a sub 12-hour 100 miler, running 402 laps around an indoor track in 11:59:28
Winner of the 2013 IAU 24-hour World Championship, beating more than 270 runners, by running 167.568 miles and leading Team USA to the overall team title
The 2013 USA Track & Field Ultrarunner of the Year
The 2013 UltraRunning Magazine #2 Ultrarunner of the Year
The 2nd Place overall finisher at the 2014 Across The Years 48h race with 200.512 miles
A 4 time Western States Endurance Run 100 Sub 24-hour Finisher with PR 18:23:12
Beyond those impressive credentials, a runner who embodies the Snowdrop spirit, running for something bigger than himself, attestable by this quote from his blog after setting the 100 mile record: “I don’t race in search of something. When I race, it is a celebration of what God has bestowed upon me. He has given me a gift that allows me to do things with running that I never thought possible.”