He’s 50 years old, but age is just a number, and how one lives life is merely a state of mind.
If you have ever met Matt Van Horn, you know a truer statement has never been written. And on September 10, he will prove that statement once again by tackling the prestigious Wasatch Front 100-mile Endurance Run. The goal he has set for himself is to run the course faster than he ever has before.
On August 13, Helgi Olafson of Pompano Beach, Florida, will not only attempt to complete the 650-mile Triple Crown of 200’s, but he has the goal of connecting each of the three races by foot over a span of 61 days, totaling 2,850 miles.
A broken foot and wildfires require adaptation, improvisation, and determination!
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According to Olafson, this journey will serve many purposes: one being to bring attention to ankylosing spondylitis, which is something he has battled for the past 20 years.
250 miles in central Arizona. In the heat of day. In the dark of the night.
250 miles of constant forward motion that sometimes feels motionless.
250 miles of grit and pain and despair and elation, to the ultimate of elation all the way to the finish line.
Many Americans are making a point to have fun on Memorial day and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Read this article for a brief overview of how the Holiday came to be.