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Saratoga Springs,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2016 Finished 12 100-milers during the year.  86 career 100-mile finishes, 9th in the world.   First person to do 6 consecutive summits of Mount Timpanogos.  Won Crooked Road 24-hour race. Achieved the 5th, 6th, and 8th fastest 100-mile times in the world for runners age 57+ for the year.

2013  First person to bag the six highest Wasatch peaks in one day. First and only person to do a Kings Peak double (highest peak in Utah).  I've now accomplished it four times. 

2010 - Overall first place Across the Years 48-hour run (187 miles), Overall first place Pony Express Traill 100.

2009 - Utah State Grand Masters 5K champion (Road Runners Club of America).  National 100-mile Grand Masters Champion (Road Runners Club of America). USATF 100-mile National Champion for age 50-54.

2006 - Set record of five consecutive Timpanogos Summits ("A record for the criminally insane")  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=42

2007 - Summited 7 Utah 13-ers in one day.  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=14 

Only person to have finished nine different 100-mile races in Utah: Wasatch, Bear, Moab, Pony Express Trail, Buffalo Run, Salt Flats, Bryce, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef.

PRs - all accomplished when over 50 years old

5K - 19:51 - 2010 Run to Walk 5K

10K - 42:04 - 2010 Smile Center

1/2 Marathon: 1:29:13 - 2011 Utah Valley

Marathon - 3:23:43 - 2010 Ogden Marathon

50K - 4:38 - 2010 Across the Years split

50-mile - 8:07 - 2010 Across the Years split

100K - 10:49 - 2010 Across The Years split

12-hours 67.1 miles - 2010 Across The Years split

100-mile 19:40 - 2011 Across the Years split

24-hours 117.8 miles - 2011 Across the Years split

48-hours 187.033 miles - 2010 Across the Years

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to keep running ultras into my 60s. 


Details at: http://www.crockettclan.org/ultras/ultracrockett.pdf Married with six kids and six grandchildren.  Started running at the age of 46 in 2004.  My first race since Junior High days was a 50K. I skipped the shorter road stuff and went straight to ultramarathons.  I started as a back-of-the packer, but have progressed to a top-10-percent ultra finisher.  Wish I would have started running at a much earlier age.  Have had several articles published in national running magazines.  Check out my running adventure blog at www.crockettclan.org/blog

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Saturday I ran Jackpot 100 and placed 5th with 20:48:58, my best 100-mile race time in six years.  Ran in 14 hours of rain.  For some reason I do well in mild rain, about a half inch.  It was my 88th 100-mile finish.  My race report is at: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=3704

I am totally frustrated with a runner who I discovered cheats ultras with the help of his wife nearly every race he runs.  I was shocked to first discover this two years ago when I detected that he short-changed an out and back during a 100-miler by at least two miles. Then I discovered that he cheats all the loop courses he runs by either cutting them or finishing a loop, going to his tent or car, waiting a loop's time, and then going out and recording the loop.  He chooses races that can easily be cheated and many times wins them, I think to keep his sponsorships.  I've detected cheating now in five races I've run with him.  It is pretty easy to detect because I'm not that far behind him.  He's lost any conscience regarding cheating.  For this race I brought my son to watch him and we caught him cheating a lap with video. I couldn't believe it, so sneaky and disgusting. I don't really want to "out" him, can't without more evidence and instead trying to warn race directors at races he signs up for.  I hope they will care enough, catch him, and DQ him.

From Holt on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 18:15:18 from

Out him on letsrun. Those fools love to tear apart a good cheater! Super frustrating. He really should be busted.

From crockett on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 18:33:17 from

I know, I just need a second witness, hopefully a race director. I think a couple will work with me. I had hoped to get multiple videos of him doing this at this race, I know he rests many loops per race, but I fear he caught on that my son videoed him and then quit the race the next time he came out of his car. He knows I know.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 07:31:06 from

Good work and congrats to you. I agree with Dave...the lets run.com forum is the place for this once you have all your ducks in a row.

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