Vasque Athlete Duncan Callahan Takes Gold at the Moab 100 Ultra

Elite runner and Vasque trail team member, Duncan Callahan, clinches a prestigious victory at the Moab 100 ultra this past weekend in the desert of Southern Utah.
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April 2, 2009 – Elite runner and Vasque trail team member, Duncan Callahan, clinches a prestigious victory at the Moab 100 ultra this past weekend in the desert of Southern Utah. Only days before the official announcement of the impressive 2009 trail team roster, Vasque is proud to set the pace among the competitive field of trail runners with this strong early season podium finish.

Duncan Callahan, a young and talented ultra runner based out of Gunnison, Colorado, posted his first win of the season finishing the Moab 100 on Sunday, March 29th in a time of 18:51. Callahan, who is fairly new to the trail running circuit, already clenched a second place victory last month at the Rocky Raccoon 50 miler and has his sites on many top finishes for the 2009 season. His primary goals include medals at the Colorado Marathon, the Teva Mountain games, and a repeat victory at the Leadville 100.

On his recent podium finish, Callahan had this to say, “The Moab 100 was an incredibly grueling early season race. I felt great from the get-go and could tell my winter training regiment was paying off. By lap 10, I was sailing with strong legs and big confidence. I leave Utah completely charged and inspired for the season.”

Callahan aids his fast pace finish and healthy feet to the super light weight, full protection of Vasque Blur SL trail shoes. A second generation shoe, the Blur SL has a completely redesigned upper which shaves ounces while offering superb support. The men's size 9, Blur SL (for super light) tips the scales at a mere 12.9 ounces. The neutral shoe also offers a cushioned, yet stable midsole built to go the distances. In Callahan's case, that's 100 miles!

The Vasque Trail Running team is an essential component to the 2009 Vasque PROJECT, a nationwide effort to foster competition, community, and environmental stewardship through Vasque's sponsorship of trail-running events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.vasque.com for more information.

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