June 8 Easter Island Marathon: The race and the place from Debbra (234) Jacobs-Robinson: Easter Island claims to be the place on Earth that is farthest from any other inhabited place. Could be. People (a few thousand - all friendly) barely outnumber statues (the mysterious Moai - all way cool!) and both are good reasons to come here for a warm, humid, hilly marathon. There are also 5K, 10K, and 1/2 marathon races, all small. If the racing and the scenery aren't reason enough, go for the excellent sea food and the pisco sours!
And below are some photos of Maniac Phil Min. The one on the left is at Lazarus Lake with Gary Cantrell. Gary is the Founder and Director emeritus of the Strolling Jim 40 mile race, but most probably know him as the director of the Barkley Marathon and the Vol State 500K. The second photo is Phil and Lauri "the kid" Fauerbach-Adams. "Run under the Stars" was Lauri's second Ultra THAT DAY. In Phil’s own words “I was a little concerned about her as she was moving like she was still stove up. I just went for 50K so I could put it in my MM count. When I hit that and turned in my chip around 2:30, Lauri was just starting to get her second wind and was flat out running! She did an incredible job”!