Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mountain Runner Portrait Project #10: Dave Dunham

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Mountain Runner Portrait Project #10: Dave Dunham
2012 Cranmore Hill Climb

According to his bio at USA Track & Field, "Dave has run over 95,000 miles in 16 countries and 48 states. He has been injured over 500 times. When injured he has been known to train up to 4 hours a day on a stationary bike!"

Dave has been to the World Mountain Running Championships seven times with several top U.S. Team finishes and a 2nd overall in 1993. He's also the first person to run in every town and city in his home state of Massachusetts and he's on a quest to get the highest point in every U.S. state.

How do we know all this? Dave is a meticulous record keeper of his own training and running accomplishments and he frequently crunches results on races and catalogs mountain running exploits across New England. For example, the results of the Mt Washington Road Race. Dave has competed on the mountain many times and has 3 wins on the tallest peak in the Northeast.

Dave had a big day today at the final race in the USATF-NE Mountain Goat series. He had a 2nd overall and top 40+ finish at the Mt Ascutney hill climb in Vermont. He also set a new 40+ PR of 31:04. There's a reason he has an alter ego action hero named Super Dave.
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