Dan Rose, 33, Washington, D.C. Rose is a Special Event Coordinator for the Library of Congress. A cancer survivor (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), he began his running career following treatments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston by running the 2005 Boston Marathon to raise funds for the institute. He then ran his first ultra in 2006, and his first 24-Hour race in 2008. He makes his first national team by virtue of his surprise third-place finish at the 2009 USA 24-Hour Run National Championship with 139.22 miles. In November, Rose ran the length of the hilly 142-mile Horse-Shoe Trail from Valley Forge, Pa., to just north of Harrisburg, Pa., in under 33 hours. Recently, as a tune-up for the 24-Hour World Championship, he won the Iron Horse 100 Mile in Florida by almost 2 hours.

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