PhD student, Geoff Burns, wins 2017 Chicago Lakefront 50.50 Ultra Marathon

After a series of injuries over the past 11 months, Geoff Burns is back racing! In June, Burns had to withdraw from his dream race, the Comrades ultramarathon, in South Africa due to his injuries. Burns had to cancel his dream trip to South Africa in Summer of 2017 due to his injuries. That decision spurred him on to rethink his training and rehabilitation strategies. The outcome of those changes was winning the 2017 Chicago Lakefront 50.50 Ultra Marathon, with a time of 5 hours and 14 minutes for the 50 mile race, just 2 minutes off the course record and the fastest US 50 mile performance in 4 years! See the link here, to read more about Burns' achievement. Well done, Geoff!