Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100.  Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05.  His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004.  Rod Bien of Bend, OR was second, finishing about 58 minutes back in 15:52:40.  Hailing from Cairns, in northeast Australia, Mike Le Roux came third in 16:11:10.  Mickael Arnstein, last year’s winner, finished in 13th place in 18:46:23.

Cusick, of Knoxville, TN, won the women’s race in 18:51:38.  Just two minutes behind, Westfield, MA’s Amy Lane was second overall woman in 18:53:38.  Debbie Livingston of Bolton CT was third in 19:20:27.

Perhaps due to the weekend’s hot weather, eighty-eight people DNF’ed or finished outside the 30-hour cutoff.

2 comments for “Rusiecki, Cusick Win 2012 Vermont 100

  1. July 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Having paced a friend twice in the VT100 (he dropped around mile 88 the first time, finished strong the second time), I know first-hand: (1) anyone finishing a hundred miler is an amazing endurance athlete, and (2) it’s not for me!

    • July 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      The 100 is an extremely attractive distance, but the way life is at present, it’s long odds that I’ll ever be able to run one. I considered volunteering to pace at this year’s VT 100, but I’m not quite ready even to run 20 miles. Been riding a lot.

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