Once again, I am in love.
Jesse Weber , aka the Unweary Traveler, ran the Antelope Canyon 50 Mile Ultramarathon in February.
He didn’t train. In fact, he never ran a full marathon before.
Along the way, Jesse called one aid station an “all-you-can-eat buffet.” He also fueled with a grilled cheese sandwich, a quesadilla, and Oreo cookies.
He drank Pabst Blue Ribbon during the race.
He wore JORTS and said these things about them:
“Jean-shorts are the ultimate in aerodynamic design and athletic fit, not to mention style.”
“No one realizes how practical [jean shorts] are.”
“Looking good is half the battle.”
Posted by Jill on April 20, 2016
Edmonton Thunder Track and Field Club called it “Jeans 400.” The rules were clear:
It is simple, one lap of the outdoor track or two laps of the indoor track, from a standing start, wearing nothing but you most stylish jeans and footwear of your choice (spikes, runners, flats, work boots, slippers everything goes). NO shirts (ladies are allowed to wear a sports bra, if they choose to), no cut offs jeans, no synthetics, no knock offs. Jeans must be 100% full length denim. And of course the objective is to win! As in fastest time takes the title!
And the laugh out loud statement: Cause running in jeans makes you look extra fast!!
The dates say 2007. They called it an “inaugural” event. Emails went unanswered. Joggingjeans.com readers are wondering if this awesome event is still around.
Posted by Jill on January 15, 2014