The vast majority of people will never know the type of dedication it takes to even complete an ultra-marathon. Saturday morning, local running enthusiast and SVHS Cross-Country coach Ty Draney, found out what it was like to win one.
The Bear 100, is a race that extends from Logan, Utah and finishes in Fish Haven Idaho. By the way, this isn’t a road race, but extends over mountainous terrain and tests the limits of the human body. In previous attempts, Draney had finished in the top five of this race which extends over the evening between Friday and Saturday.
So, 100 miles? Check. Running over a mountain? Check? Doing it at night? Check. Breaking 20 hours while doing it? Check. Draney’s time of 19:59 means not only did he break an impressive time barrier, but averaged over five miles per hour while doing it.
Assistant Coach of the X-C team, Corena Ricks is also participating in the event and is currently on the course.
The Independent is amazed and impressed by these valley residents and a special congratulations go out to Draney who continues to show his peers and students the real meaning of heart.