I was returning home from a business trip in Chicago yesterday. As I was standing in the security line, a passenger passed to my left. I caught a familiar looking emblem of a ram's on his shirt and then a Richter scale looking topo map on the back. He was wearing a Hardrock 100 finisher's shirt.
We started talking (I was wearing my Tahoe Rim Trail 100 belt buckle) about ultras. He told me his name was Bill and he was from Loa Alamos. As we chatted more, I learned that he did Hardrock, Leadville and H.U.R.T. this year! Looking at the results for all 3 races, there was one Bill from New Mexico: Bill Geist. I Googled him and found a story about him and a friend here:
Overall, he was a really nice guy. I told him about this blog and about our Ultraholics group so I hope he "pops in" for a look.
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