Social Media is an incredible thing.
It is way more than just posting photos and connecting with friends, it is the fastest source of information.
I have never watched or followed an ultra marathoner before. The opportunity was just never available. But because of Social Media I am able to follow Scott Jurek run the Leadville Trail, by receiving updates from his Facebook and Instagram page in my news feed. Just like following your favorite baseball team, checking the score. I was excited to see how Scott Jurek was doing during his race. It was also quite funny to read all of the comments people posted.
All photos were found on facebook.
All comments are from people posting them in referral to the photo.
“Go, Scott! Plant power!”
“Go scott! You’re my plant based runner hero! U paced our group in Mardi Gras marathon! Loved it!”
“Go you crazy vegan!”
“where is Dustball??
“Only three more runners to pick off!”
“I doubt the citizens of Leadville would agree, but this should be televised!”
So today, while I was out on the trail, running my 15 mile training run, Scott Jurek was busy running the Leadville Trail 100.
He is now in 4th place. Still running strong.
Who is your running idol? Do you follow them on Social Media?
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