100 Miles in 30 Hours

Oct. 6, 2014 – Col. Troy Siemers, professor of applied mathematics, joined 260 endurance runners last weekend for the Grindstone 100 trail run.  Setting out from Camp Shenandoah in Augusta County at 6 p.m. Friday, the runners followed the 101.85 mile course northward to the West Virginia state line and back, accumulating a total elevation gain of 23,000 feet.  Siemers finished Saturday just before midnight with a time of 29 hours and 52 minutes.  For more information about the race, visit Siemers’ running blog.  VMI Photos by John Robertson IV and courtesy of Troy Siemers.

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