Zane Grey grows rocks...Yup, this is the right way.
However, for all of its rocks...this course definitely has its equal share of beauty.
Every year dudes and dudettes challenge its miles. Ask them all...and they'll tell you it sucked and was one of the hardest races they've ever run. So why return? I'm not sure, but I'm willing to blame it on great race management, awesome volunteers, best friends, the Arizona weather, killer terrain, and a beat down that I'll never forget. Photos came from Justin Lutick, Aravaiph Running, Emily Harrison, Kristin Wilson, MAP photography, and others. Thank you!
Friends converge just before the start.
Smiles at the start at Pine Trailhead.
Still grooving at Washington Park (mile 17).
Things more difficult at Fish Hatchery (mile 33).
Oh, it feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders at See Canyon (mile 44).
Is that a smile?
5.5 miles to go...does anyone have a fork...I'm done! Toasted strudel!
Some of the many other characters at this year's Zane (in no particular order).
She's there every year! Diana Finkel rocks another Zane! This year she takes second.
Dom Grossman comes to play at Zane and gets a timeout at Hatchery. I have a feeling he'll be back now that he knows what it's all about.
Chris Thornley, a 2013 Zane finisher, (and many others) spend an inordinate amount of time each year before race day clearing the trails. Thanks ya'll!
adiUltra Teammate James Bonnet rips to a Zane Grey victory! Nice work brother!
Bonnett at See Canyon. Making it look easy peasy!
Jamil "Jam Jam" Coury takes board shorts to a whole new level! This year's third place dude.
Jay Donosky warms up, literally, for his Grand Slam attempt.
Mogollon Monster 100 Mile race director Jeremy Dougherty finished a strong Zane!
It's a true story: adiUltra Team member, Emily Harrison, did get to run a few steps as she paced the ever -walking Torrence.
Your 2013 Zane Grey winner: James Bonnett focuses on focusing.
Salomon sponsored athlete, Kerrie Bruxvoort, your 2013 Zane Grey women's winner, is paced by adiUltra Team member Brian Tinder.
Always consistent and always in front...Michael Carson.
I'm honored to have finally met the elusive Montanan Mike Foote. This year's second place finisher.
Pre-race dinner at Gusippee's, no, Heraldo's, no, Ronald's...ah, heck, that place just down the road on the right!
FUC'er Scott Bajer has a solid day at Zane! But still exclaims "Holy crap!" upon finishing.
Nice chops and 'stach Bonnett! Looks...familiar.
Silverton, Colorado, resident, Anthony Culpepper, overcomes the heat to finish a rough and tough Zane.
Bret Sarnquist...this guy keeps rolling and improvin'. A new Zane PR!
Pearl Izumi's captain, Scott Jaime, rolls on in!
Your Moment of Zen
Justin Lutick claims we'll both be sub-10 hours in 2014.
We encourage you to come find out next year at the 25th running of the Zane Grey 50 Mile.