Real Name: dallas sigurdur
Birthday: Apr 06, 1971
About Me: 13 years of expert class mtb , road racing cat 4, 5 years cyclocross cat "a"
6 Canada cup mtb races
2004 24 hour mtb worlds on a single speed
2004, 2006, 2007 24 hours of nine mile single speed solo
2 24 hour solo falcon ridge mtb races
2006 trans Iowa (dnf)
10 years running competitively
5km pr 18.07
50 mile 9.23
Motivation: Finding your breaking point is always a blast. Some days it comes sooner than others and sometimes it surprises you with how much you can deal with.
Goals: This is year will a unscheduled year with local racing being the most probable. I would however like to continue doing 1 100miler this year as that is my favorite distance so far.
Maybe I'll try a Canadian 100 and run Lost souls in the fall. then again maybe the young-ling won't approve:)
Sponsors: Olympia ski and cycle have been nothing but amazing to me considering my none elite status.
Occupation: plumber/ gas fitter, presently working on my steamfitters ticket
Top Sports: ultra running
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, watching scifi and being outside with friends.
Dreams: money being a none issue (although it always will be) the grand Slam and RAAM are the top dogs. I cannot even comprehend how amazing the RAAM would be but I'm sure it would live up to All it hype and glory.
Defining Moments: As it is with every one it's really hard to be honest about a defining moment which stands out head and shoulders above the rest. I find that each event has it's own moment and it's really hard to be objective about grading them all.
I will say though that at the 2007 superior 100 I tore a hip flexor around mile 90 and had to get medical attention. After resting and icing my groin I consulted with a doctor and nurse who just happened to be there and it was agreed that as long as I could walk without to much pain then it would be safe to finish. Luckily I had two amazing friends who helped me get back mentally into it and one offered to walk me in. If you have ever run the superior race you will know that walking in the last 7.5 miles is one tough feet. Thankfully I got it done and almost completely broke down emotionally when I crossed the line. I had never even been in any distress during my years of racing solo 24 hour mtb races and my previous 100s weren't anything out of the ordinary.
Some might say that moment would be the pinnacle but I say it just proved how important friends and family are and how much they can get us through the tough times.