Smokey finishes the 100 run

Smokey (aka Mark Burgess) is a longtime Melanzana employee who now runs his own killer consignment shop, Community Threads, a few blocks down the street. Over the weekend he ran his first ultra, the Leadville Trail 100, and managed to finish despite painful IT band and foot issues. Way to dig deep Smokey!

Smokey leads a group into Twin Lakes at mile 60, with Twin Peaks above.

Followed by his pacer Steph, with Hope Pass in background.

Changing shoes in Twin Lakes. The new shoes didn’t help much.

Pulling out of Twin Lakes around 7 PM Saturday after 15 hours on the trail.

4 Blocks from the finish, 8 AM Sunday morning. Ouch!

Smokey is already talking about 2012… he says he may prepare with a little stretching next time!

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