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Jenny Capel Sets Tahoe Rim Trail Record

July 31, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Trails, Ultrarunning

Jenny Capel

Jenny Capel

 

Special report by Gordon Ainsleigh

Monday, July 29, 2013

WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING… sweet Jenny Capel was running, and running, and running.

Starting at Tahoe Rim Trail Echo Summit trailhead on US 50 at first light on Saturday, she started the weekend off by getting lost for an hour or so in Desolation Valley Wilderness.

Jenny called out “Hi Gordy,” to me as she ran through Tahoe City at about 2 PM, looking like she had run about 10 miles (as I was airing up some tubes to float the Truckee River).

So all Saturday, and Saturday night, and Sunday, and Sunday night, and all of this morning, Jenny and her pacers were running, and running and running.

After that hour or so lost in the Wilderness, I would have bet that she wouldn’t break the previous women’s best time, but she did.

The new mark for a woman running the entire Tahoe Rim Trail is now 53:39. Jenny is amazing… again, and again, and again.

I should mention that the TRT record Jenny broke was Betsy Nye’s, and Betsy was one of the pacers that helped Jenny set the new TRT women’s record. That speaks superbly high of Betsy’s personhood.

 

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