Thursday, December 6, 2012

2013 XTerra Trail World Championship (Half Marry)

Congrats to my SCOTT teammate Joe Gray for his "tie" at the XTerra Worlds this past weekend.  Watch carefully as his competitor Ben Bruce  throws a solid shoulder check in the last steps.  Not sure if it was a move to edge out Joe, or just a move to duck inside the finish chute.  I bet Joe never looks back in a race again.

Surely, in the sterilized worlds of track and road running, this shoulder action would not fly.  Do the mountains carry a different standard?  Really inspiring to see this kind of physicality and intensity in running, but did Bruce cross the line?