Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
American sets a new record on 55-mile route shrouded in fog and myth.
Ultrarunner Dylan Bowman timed the tides beautifully to set the fastest known time traversing California’s Lost Coast on March 8th. Here is all you need to know:
– The American beat the previous best-known time by nearly 90 minutes as he covered the 55 miles between the Usal Campground and the Mattole River in 11:19.
– The remoteness and difficulty of the run is so extreme that few even visit the Lost Coast stretch of land, which is shrouded both in fog and myth.
– Bowman had to time his run perfectly from the 3.30am start to avoid being washed away by the Pacific Ocean that crashes into the side of the King Range mountains.
– The 32-year-old revealed, “Timing the run to avoid high tides is something that I found intriguing. At a few points, I had no choice but to just scramble over rocks and traverse the base of cliffs. I got pounded by waves a few times. I won’t lie: I was scared, more than once, but we had just enough margin to get me through.”
– The Nevada native is one of America’s most accomplished ultrarunners, who recently won New Zealand’s challenging Tarawera 100 for the second time.