An Apology to the Ultrarunning Community

I need to apologize for portraying individuals that I highly respect in an inaccurate or negative light in an earlier […]

By on November 13, 2007 | 7 comments

I need to apologize for portraying individuals that I highly respect in an inaccurate or negative light in an earlier version of my MMTR 50 race report. I honestly believed when drafting my original MMTR post that I was merely telling the story of an enjoyable day in the woods with friends. I now understand how portions could be read another way and those portions have been removed. In unintentionally violating the trust of two people that I greatly admire, I have learned a valuable lesson in privacy and perception. While I cannot undo what I have done, I will try my hardest not to repeat it. However, if for some reason you or anyone you know ever takes offense at one of my posts, please let me know and I will correct it as soon as possible.

To those that I offended, I am very sorry for what I have written and how it violated your trust. To the rest of you, I apologize for wrong portraying others in the ultrarunning community.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.