August 8, 2005 
Ultrarunners of the month for July 2005

John Geesler of St. Johnsville, NY was the top American at the annual  World 24 Hour, held on July 16-17th in the small village of Worschach, in the foothills of the Austrian Alps.   Geesler, a three-time National 24 Hour Champion, totaled 144 miles for the 24 hours for 14th place and led the USA men to a 6th place finish. 
Sandy Powell of Greenville, VA ran a stunning World 24 Hour event in Worschach, finishing 6th overall among women to lead the USA women to the team bronze.  Powell, a physical education teacher, ran a distance of 133.1 miles, which is a new personal best.

Congratulations to these two outstanding performers! 

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