Sister vs. Brother

You heard it here first, folks. Next February will see the first Powell versus Powell race in at least two […]

By on September 13, 2007 | 2 comments

You heard it here first, folks. Next February will see the first Powell versus Powell race in at least two decades! Not since the old bus stop to front yard races we held while waiting for the bus have my sister and I squared off in ferocious fleet footed fighting. (for the record, Gretch usually won those races) Black Mountain, North Carolina will witness the pending Armageddon that will pit sister versus brother. Oh, this will be huge. HUGE! I’ll run the 40+ mile Mount Mitchell Challenge while Gretchen will tackle the Black Mountain Marathon. As both races start simultaneously, first one to the finish line wins. Loser can go cry to Mom. No holds barred.

Only caveat that may temporarily put a hold on this sibling rivalry is that we’ve both got to get in! I overnighted the applications in yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed!

Gretch, the challenge is now public. The gauntlet has been laid down. Start training now or eat my dust. ;-)

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.