25 Aug '12, 4am

#tc AspenCO: Congrats to #Aspen native & resident Zeke Tiernan on his #Leadville100 2nd place finish

Alex had paced me over the final twenty-three at Leadville twice before and it was not pretty either time. I was reduced to walking huge runnable sections of the course. This time we were determined to finish the race. He had paced me to a brilliant last twenty in June at Western States and we wanted the same result in Leadville. We got it! Marching to my brother’s mantra of, “methodical, baby, methodical,” we steadily climbed the Powerlines, where we were greeted with a visual of, not only Nick, but also Tony. We charged down the hill passing Tony and his pacer, Scott Jurek , but Nick maintained his lead until we hit the grated road where Alex and I passed him and his pacer, Dylan Bowman . Suddenly, I was in second place and feeling pretty strong still. Then a spectator told us we were only ten minutes off the leader and we got super excited and ran too fast for fifteen o...

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