Geoff Roes

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Geoff Roes (born in Central New York, April 14, 1976) is an American ultra-marathon runner.[1]

Career[edit]

Roes was raised in Cleveland, New York and excelled in track and cross country[1] at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square, NY.[citation needed] He competed in cross-country at Syracuse University for one year before becoming injured.[1] Roes took a hiatus from competitive running until trying his hand at ultra marathon running in 2006 when he won his first event, the Little Susitna 50K.[1] In 2007, he set a course record in the process of winning the Susitna 100 miler.[1] In 2010 Roes won the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run.[2] Roes also won the 2010 Western States Endurance Run in a record time of 15:07:04.[1][3] Roes set the still-standing course record for the Wasatch 100 (a 100-mile race along the Wasatch Front range of the Rocky Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT) in 2009 with a time of 18:30:55, beating the previous course record by nearly one hour and five minutes. Roes now resides in Juneau, Alaska.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lobby, Mackenzie. "Geoff Roes Continues 100-mile Winning Streak: The ultra champion has a habit of breaking course records, too". www.runningtimes.com. Running Times Magazine. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mordhorst, Todd (10 April 2010). "They came from the north". The Auburn Journal. Auburn, CA. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Western States Record Holders

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