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.