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Appreciate the @UltraRunningMag love

Appreciate the @UltraRunningMag love

Eric Byrnes is a former professional baseball player who recently turned his athletic focus to endurance sports and ultrarunning. Byrnes was not just any ballplayer; in his 10-year career from 2000 to 2010, he hit over 100 homeruns and stole over 100 bases. In fact, he is one of only 10 major leaguers to ever hit over 20 homers and steal 50 bases in the same season, which puts him in an elite class with many hall-of-famers. Byrnes was also exceptional defensively in the outfield, and played with an all-out abandon that earned him the nickname Crash Test Dummy. His passion for the game at the expense of sartorial polish earned him another nickname: Pigpen. In his first ultra only two years ago at the Way Too Cool 50K, Byrnes ran a solid 5:12. He followed that up with a 4:28 last year and 4:38 this year in tough weather conditions, where he improved to 83rd versus 89th in 20...

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