June 17th, 2011 - This Weekend at the starting line, MPF Client, Alex Appel

This weekend MPF client Alex Appel will be toeing the line of his 3rd 50 mile race in 8 months the Mohican 50 mile endurance run.

Alex embarked on the journey of completing 4 ultras (50+ miles) last summer after his Grandmother lost her battle to Alzheimer's. He couldn't think of a better way to give back and he knew he loved to run so he thought to himself why not? He had planned to leave his full time job in finance to pursue a Masters at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2011, this gave him a bit of time to focus on training to accomplish this awesome goal. Even though he has never run an ultra or even an organized marathon he has always found himself running for joy.

To date he has raised over $27,000 which 100% will donated to the Alzheimer's association and has completed:

October 9th - The Can lake 50 (results 7:47:49) first ultra ever, 8th place overall

Feburary 19th - Ironhorse 100k (results 10:05:35), first place overall

June 18th - Mohican 50 mile endurance run - TBD

July 17th - Leadville 50 - TBD The last race!

To learn more about his mission or to donate please visit his website ultrastoendalzheimers.org

Good luck Alex!

MORE STARTING LINE EXCITEMENT:

MPF Campmor athlete Zsuzsanna Carlson will be toeing the line at the Mt. Washinton Road run-up. The Mt. Washington 7.6 mile auto road is the oldest man made (1861) tourist attraction that takes you to the 6,288ft peak. This should really challenge your anerobic threshold ZS Good luck, enjoy the awesome views and powerful wind!