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Meet Rob - Ultra Marathoner

Rob at Mile 30

Meet Rob. Rob and his wife, Trish, have been members of Option 1 Fitness Keene since we opened the location.

On October 20, 2018, Rob completed his first Ultra-Marathon, running 100 miles (that is equivalent to almost 4 marathons!) in 29 hours!

The race took place on the Milford and Brookline rail trails. There were 400 people who signed up to run this race, and of that number, only 50 finished the 100 miles.

"It was pouring rain and freezing cold from about 3am to 6am, but my only thought was of finishing, even if they have to carry me out in a stretcher", Rob says about race.

Rob and Chris right after finishing

"You have to run the first 30 miles solo. My buddy, Kent, ran miles 30 through 60 with me and Chris, my pacer, finished out the last 40 miles with me. Having them run beside me, definitely helped."

Rob's wife, Trish, was his head crew, making sure Rob stayed hydrated, treated his blisters and was a support system during the race and while training for the race.

Rob had other help in preparation for the race with fellow Option 1 Fitness Member, Amanda. Rob and Amanda trainer together for this race and have participated in other races together, including Drummer hill and a 37 1/2 miler! "This is one of the reasons I love this gym. The people who come here are here to push themselves, and I am interested in pushing my limits! I am always striving to become the best version of myself, and Option 1 Fitness is part of that equation".

Trish, head crew, on the job!

We just want to say congratulations to you, Rob! We see the hard work and dedication you put in to everything you do within these walls, and recognize the incredible feat this was for you!

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your fitness routine, and helping you become the best version of yourself!