|The summit of Mount Elbert. 14,440 feet above sea level.|
For a couple years Nolan's was run as a race, before the Forest Service shut it down. To be considered a finisher, you have to complete the route in under 60 hours. The fastest it's been completed 56 hours. In it's 13 year existence only four people can claim to be Nolan's 14 finishers: Mike Tilden, Blake Wood, Jim Nelson and John Robinson - legends all.
Considering that we will spend most of our time above 13,000 ft it's an intimidating proposition, but one I'm very very excited about. This adventure will more akin to my Adventure Racing days than my UltraRunning days. This means a fair bit of wrestling with sleep monsters and other unmentionables. We've got Jared's wife Mindy and pro photog Fred Marmsater as crew, so we won't likely have much in the way of excuses on that end.
If you wanna follow along, Jared setup a sweet Tracker Page Here - http://trackleaders.com/nolans14