26 Sep '13, 10pm

Matt Flaherty is ready to race #UROC after a summer of training. His pre-race interview:

Yeah, I think it’s nice to be a little under the radar. People are talking about who’s going to win and all that. Of course, I want to win, too. I don’t necessarily think my odds are as great as some of those guys, but you’ve got to believe you can win. You’ve got to believe you can compete at that level. I think I need to race a conservative race for me being at altitude. It’s my first race ever this high. It’s 100k which is also kind of long for me. I’ve only done one other 100k which was UROC two years ago. So, I think I’ve got to pay attention to my own energy level and my own skill set and really run my race the first third of the race. We’ll see what happens when we get to Copper hopefully feeling good. Then we’ll hit that 13-15 miles of bike path and hopefully use a little of that road speed. Then in my mind, the race starts after we get off the bike path—the last 2...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/09/matt-flaherty-pre-2013-uro...

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