August 9, 2004
Ultrarunners of the month for July 2004, sponsored by Ultrafit
Uli Steidl, 33, Seattle, WA, won his 2nd straight White River 50 Mile Trail Run on July 31st, with a new course record of 6:32:43. A German Citizen with extremely fast marathon credentials, Steidl showed what world class speed can do at an ultramarathon distance. He beat the USA National Champion, Phil Kochik by 26 minutes as White River hosted the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships for the fourth consecutive year.
Nikki Kimball, 32, Livingston, MT duplicated Steidl's feat with a new women's course record at the USATF White River 50 Mile Trail Championship. Kimball's time of 7:45:21 was two minutes ahead of her course record set last year. This marks the third month in a row that Nikki Kimball has been named the American Ultrarunner of the Month. Could she make it four in September? Kimball is set to lead the American Ultrarunning 100K team at this year's World Cup, which takes place in Winschoten, The Netherlands on September 11th.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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