54K ultramarathon on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands with only 22% on the flat, the rest on hot and humid hills with 12,000 feet of elevation change.
Acclaimed ultrarunner Jenn Shelton will compete in this year’s KPMG Tortola Torture ultramarathon in the British Virgin Islands. The American 100-mile trail record holder until 2014, Jenn shot to fame in John McDougall’s 2009 book Born to Run.
Jenn set the American trail 100-mile record in 2007 with a time of 14:57:18 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 in Huntsville Texas. She held it for seven years until it fell to Traci Falbo in the 2014 Tunnel Hill 100 Mile in Vienna, Illinois. (Nicole Studer took another 35 minutes off this record in the 2015 Rocky Raccoon).
Pro runner with SCOTT, Eric Senseman, set the new benchmark time of 04:45:05 in the second annual KPMG Tortola Torture with a new course that added two miles and 500 feet of climbing to last year’s. He joined 84 runners on the 33.74 mile course including 28 other individuals.
33.74 MILES OF HEAT & HILLS
ULTRAMARATHON #3 IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…
#Regrann from @tortolatorture —————————————————— What a race! After being injured for 3 months, I finished the Tortola Torture 33 miler in 6:29 this past weekend. Epically beautiful course in the British Virgin Islands– through beaches and rainforest, and up and down 30% grade hills! You guys have to come out and experience this one next year. It was incredible! #doEpicShit! >>> Follow @tortolatorture