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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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Just 33 restful miles for the week.  I've recovered and decided to run another 100 in a week near Las Vegas, a new 100 and a free entry.  New 100s are always adventure runs.  There will always be hicups and problems, you just have to go into with an attitude of having some fun and not being conserned about competing.  It will be a 25 mile loop course done four times.  Weather will be pleasant, a little too warm, but I can deal with it.

On the subject of the cheater runner, I've been in contact with the RD for the next race he will do.  It is a race I detected him cheating in last year.  The RD was already aware of this runner, knew his name before I told it, because of other complaints from runners.  So, it sounds like they will take some action this year.  I now recall two years ago was the first time I detected him cheating in a 100-miler.  During an out-and-back, I detected that he cheated an out and back.  I was shocked but not certain.  I looked at my Strava data yesterday to check the milage.  He would have had to travel six miles in the time I ran two to catch up to me.  Impossible because he had a huge rugged slow 1,000-foot climb and descent to do, along with two more miles on top of a mesa. He cheated nearly an hour off the course.  So he even cheats on non-loop 100s.  Wow.

From Holt on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 18:37:49 from

I'm glad you decided to say something - and that others have too - if we don't have integrity, we don't have anything!

From Jon on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 18:50:17 from

That's sad. Why sign up for a hundred if you only intend to do 90. Missing out on the best 10 miles...

From crockett on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 19:56:32 from

Thank guys. I appreciate the support and advise. I'm sure he does it to keep his sponsorships. The reason why I have to be very careful is that it will rock the Utah ultra scene when this comes out. He has many friends and he was mine too until I detected this. The reason why I detected it, is that he actually runs about my speed and it has been easy for me to detect anomalies as I have competed. As I catch up, strange things happen. You bet I want him to stop, he's taken away victories from many runners, but without enough witnesses and evidence, people could blast me for wrongful accusastions.

From Mike M on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 at 08:45:41 from

Sorry you've been involved in that- with the cheating. This is the guy you might want to give the story to- http://www.marathoninvestigation.com/

He seems to go a decent job and is pretty dedicated to getting the full story.

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