Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inaugural Half Moon Bay Marathon Expo and Scott Jurek. Event date: September 24, 2011

What a long day!

I woke up at 4 something am to head off to volunteer at the Brazen Racing's Trail Hog running events and afterwards, made a beeline to the Inaugural Half Moon Bay Marathon Expo to catch ultra runner, Scott Jurek, speak.

Scott's running career highlights include winning the Badwater Ultramarathon twice and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run 7 times.  His race distances make the marathon distance look like a walk in the park.

I arrived at the Half Moon Bay Marathon Expo and walked thru the small shopping complex.  The expo was held entirely inside a small shopping complex which was nice.  It was cold and breezy outside from the nearby ocean.  It was also wet outside from the heavy fog.

An event flag greeted runners outside at the mall.

There wasn't a whole lot to see at the expo.  On the plus side, your wallet was pretty safe from spending too much money here.

The Fleet Feet area of the expo.

Scott had 2 presentations.  Because I was commuting from volunteering at a trail running event, I missed his first presentation.  His second presentation was called, "Running Tough."

I need all the help I can get!

After his presentation, he signed copies of  Chris McDougal's Born to Run and some Brooks posters.  Scott is one of the athletes covered in the book.  He is currently sponsored by Brooks.

Pic of Scott and me.  I was awestruck.

Scott said he is currently writing a book.  I am hoping he will be back this way during his book signing tour.

For more info. on the Half Moon Bay Marathon, click here.
For more info. on Scott Jurek, click here.

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