you have come to one of the great challenges in running sports.
a race that only the very few have any hope of completing.
for most of you, the test will be how much you can endure.
how long you can maintain the sheer force of will to continue.
you have come to seek your limits….
and you will find them.
with, or without, the 100 miler
you will leave frozen head as a champion.
fight with honor.
play, and laugh, and sweat and hurt.
and find the joy that comes with facing the things that lurk in the dark
and overcoming them.
the real foe is not the other runners.
it is not even the course.
it is your own human limitations.
my hope, for every one of you, is that you find those limitations…
and push them beyond what you ever thought was possible.