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Team Clif Bar Blog
Mar 6, 2012
Ian Sharman Sets New World Record

Team CLIF runner Ian Sharman broke his own world record by more than two minutes this past weekend when he finished the Napa Valley Marathon in 2:40:53 - dressed as Elvis.

 

Photo:  Rick Gaston

That's right, the King is alive and well and finishing top ten in marathons.  How does he keep the pompadour looking so good after all those 6 minute miles?  Ian is considering hanging up the Elvis costume after nabbing the world record for the third time.  Keep an eye on your favorite

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George Thoma
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Mar 1, 2012
Geoff Roes Takes on the Iditarod Trail Invitational

There are not a whole lot of running events during the winter months. For obvious reasons. But if you are going to take on a winter-timed foot race why not go for it? That’s what Team Clif Bar Athlete Geoff Roes is doing. Geoff is currently running the Iditarod Trail Invitational. A 350 mile race across Alaska on foot. The race follows the famous Iditarod Trail. Participants are required to be self-sufficient, which means pulling a ‘sledge’ with all your gear and supplies. This year’s

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George Thoma
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Jan 11, 2012
Team Clif Athletes Named Ultrarunners of the Year

This time of year, it seems everyone has a Best Of list or reader’s poll to celebrate the previous year’s achievements.   UltraRunning Magazine announced the results of their poll, and Team CLIF runners nabbed both the men and women’s top places with Dave Mackey and Ellie Greenwood being named North American ultra runners of the year.

Dave had a solid year, claiming 5 victories including the Miwok 100K, the country’s largest 100K race.

Ellie had a true breakout year –

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George Thoma
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Dec 15, 2011
Marathon Junkie Takes the Win in All 50 States

If you read our blog (hi mom!) you may be familiar with Chuck Engle.  If not, here are some quick stats on the man they call The Marathon Junkie:

-          44 marathons in 2011 (so far)

-          33 wins in 2011

-          44 career course records

In 2011 Chuck also competed in the London Marathon then hopped a flight back to the States to compete in the Boston Marathon – all in less than 24 hours.  Other than achieving Prestigelitexpertopflight status on all major air

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George Thoma
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Dec 5, 2011
Team Clif Bar Runners Represent at TNF Endurance Challenge

The finale of the North Face Endurance Challenge was held near Clif HQ this past weekend.  This race is the US Ultra Championship and lures a stacked field with large cash purses and the ultimate bragging rights.  With over 10,000 feet of elevation gain distributed over 50 miles of rugged coastal terrain, the constantly-undulating course can be treacherous if it’s wet.

Fortunately, Saturday turned out to be a beautiful Northern California day - clear and cool - perfect for

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Eric @Clif
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