Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Athlete of the Month - May

The month of May had some stellar performances by so many of the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team members that it was one for the ages. After reviewing race results and blog posts for the month of May, here are the top Nike Fleet Fleet Racing Team athletes of the month. Included are the events that earned them this distinction. Athletes of the month are slightly different than top performances, as these runners had great showings at multiple events in the month. The top athlete of each month will be honored at the year end Christmas Party.

The top performer of May is Rob Youngren. His multi-day effort on the Pinhoti Trail to start the month paved the way into the history books as he became the fastest person ever to complete the entire trail. Starting at the southern terminus atop Flagg Mountain in Alabama, Rob ran 335 miles to the northern terminus at the Benton MacKaye Trailhead in Georgia in a time of 6 days 8 hours and 48 minutes. This gargantuan effort has earned him the distinction of the Athlete of the Month for May and certainly will be a vote getter for performance of the year.

Athlete of the Month
  • Rob Youngren - Set the fastest known time on the 335 mile Pinhoti Trail in a time of 6 days 8 hours 48 minutes

Other Nominees for Athlete of the Month
  • David Riddle – 4th OA Cotton Row 10km 31:37
  • Kathy Youngren – 1st FOA / Course record Scenic City Trail Marathon, 1st FOA Strolling Jim 40 Mile