3/8/2003: Ultrarunners of the month for February, brought to you by Ultrafit Sports.
Ian Torrence, 30, UT won the Pemberton Trail 50K trail race in the McDowell Mountain Park are of Fountain Hills, Arizona. Torrence's time of 3:21:57 was a course record and 14 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. In 2002, Torrence established a new combined record performance for the Grand Slam of ultrarunning, running four hundred milers, Western States, Vermont, Leadville and the Wasatch 100 Mile Trail Runs.
Jen Devine-Pfeiffer, 32, CA won the Jed Smith 50K at Sacramento's Gibson Ranch. Her time of 3:43 is short of her course record of 3:35, but establishes her at the top of the 50K ranking list for 2003. A two-time member of the USA National 100K Team, Pfiefer is attemping to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers.
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