Phil McCarthy, 41, New York, NY. McCarthy grew up in Nebraska and is a classically trained pianist, singer, and composer. He has run over 50 ultramarathons, including victories in such New York City historic classics as the Metropolitan 50 Mile, the Knickerbocker 60Km, and the Pioneer Memorial 3-day 100 Miler. In 2007 he won the New York Ultrarunning Grand Prix circuit, and in 2008 he finished second with 235+ miles in the Surgeres International 48-Hour in France. He won the 2009 USA 24-Hour Run National Championship with 151.49 miles and he has a personal best over 154 miles, set in the 2007 World 24-Hour Run Championship in Drummondville, Canada, where he led the USA team with a fourth-place individual finish. This will be McCarthy's fourth consecutive 24-Hour Run National Team.