Sunday, September 28, 2008

2008 Tahoe Super Triple Recaplet

Yes! I won the Super Triple for the third time in a row with a new course record (from 23:06 to 20:31). It was a battle with San Francisco's Jon Burg until the very end. I ran the first two marathons 59 minutes faster than Jon, so I had a good cushion, but he took off fast in the 72-miler.

I stuck to my strategy to run and walk the first 20 miles slowly and it paid off. I caught up to Jon at mile 54 and we went back and forth for the remainder of the race. Jon won today's stage (the 72-mile run around the lake), but I came in 20 minutes later, securing the overall win.

I'll post a more detailed report soon.

21 comments:

Turi said...

Awesome, Peter. It was nice to see you out there, if only briefly. I think I was soaking in the lake when you finished - looked for you after, but it was kind of a zoo...

kelly said...

Wow, what a great race, Peter. You must feel so good! It sounds like you paced yourself well and that is so important. I hope you enjoy your rest and recovery days to follow. You did awesome, top Billy Goat!

Anonymous said...

..three wins in a row accompanied by dropping the total time 3 hours is incredible. You know, both S.Jureck and L. Armstrong had to walk away after 7 years without a defeat. What's that political slogan - - 4 more years :-)

D. Yeakel Jr.

Herman Lubbers said...

Dear Peter,

A fantastic race.Well done.
Our congratulations.
We are waiting for your report.
Elisabeth and Herman from Amsterdam.

gemini said...

Well done on your accomplishment!

SnowLeopard said...

Way to go Peter! Congrats on the win, but mostly on your new PR- that's an amazing amount to cut down! What a great feeling- you must be walking on cloud 9, and no pun intended! Yeah! :)

hao said...

great job, pete. congratulations! it's one thing to do it once. it's another to do it three consecutive times. wow!!! great running this year, pete.

Chihping Fu 傅治平 (超馬阿爸) said...

Amazing! And awesome times, Congratulations!

I had a feeling that Jon Berg might be your competitor after his 20hr VT100, but you still made it to a winning.

Is it like Scott Jurek winning Spartathlon three years in row for the past few days? Great job!

Chihping

Alan Fletcher said...

congrats peter. quite the year you are having! - alan

Alan said...

Congrats Peter! One victory is awesome - 3 in a row is unbelievable!

Scott Dunlap said...

Threepeat! Well done, Peter. I look forward to your full write up. Rest up!

SD

Catherine said...

Congratulations Peter. You have had an amazing year with many wonderful accomplishments. It's been great reading about all of them.

Mark Gilligan said...

Nice work STUD!

saschasdad said...

Attaboy, Peter! You looked great at mile 40, and Lucia said you were so excited at the finish! Congratulations, my friend. Are you going to attempt to tie the record for most consecutive wins at a single LTM event?

Peter Lubbers said...

Sean:
Yep, I'll be back for more next year and plan to defend the title again, so I can tie with you! As it turned out, adding my first two days to my final marathon (total 12:17:41), I would have placed 10th in the regular triple. Hmmm, it would be fun to win the regular triple while doing the super triple ;)

saschasdad said...

10th in the regular Triple...that's awesome, Peter! I love your thought process.

Robert Warner said...

Way to go Peter. An impressive acomplishment to win three in a row and lower your PR by such a margin. Hats off to you my friend.

Marathonjunkie said...

Peter, I cannot tell you how impressed I am with your accomplishment this weekend. It was an honor hanging out with you and absorbing so much knowledge from your running. I am a bit of a runner myself and I am still having trouble contemplating what you achieved this weekend. It ws most impressive to run that time on those hills and that altitude. I am inspired.

Marathonjunkie

Peter Lubbers said...

Marathon Junkie:
"I am a bit of a runner myself"
Yes, you are--you're in a different class altogether!

You rocked out there! I was especially impressed when you came back on day 2 after having issues on day 1 (and still finishing second). That's what it's all about!

Next year, you might just break the (world-triple-marathon) record if you stick to the red wine and skip the buffet!

Dick Beardsley said...

Hi Peter, It was great to meet you at the "Triple Banquet" last Thursday, thanks for the nice comments about my talk, that was lots of fun! Congratulations on a 3-peat!!! That is incredible! I hope your enjoying your rest now, you deserve it! Keep up the great running!

Dick Beardsley

slowrunner77 said...

just in case you didn't see my comment from day two...
HOLY CRAP!!!!!
You're the man, Peter. Keep it up!
-Chris

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