Thursday May 31 2012
"Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut "Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
?Unbreakable? to make Squaw Valley debut Endurance News & Notes
Any Western States runners, fans or enthusiasts looking for a little inspiration will want to check out the Tahoe-area premiere of ?Unbreakable? later this month at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. The documentary film by J.B. Benna tells the epic tale of the 2010 Western States Endurance Run. It focuses on the top contenders ? Kilian Jornet, Hal Koerner, Anton Krupicka and Geoff Roes ? and features cameos from several endurance running legends. Jornet is the only one of the four runners entered in the 2012 Western States as he returns to defend his 2011 title. Roes emerged as the hero of ?Unbreakable? after he, ironically, broke the record for the fastest time ever at Western States with a run of 15 hours, seven minutes. Auburn?s Tim Twietmeyer, who is featured in the film, will be on hand at the screening June 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the sport, along with Western States veteran Andy Jones-Wilkins. The event is put on by the Squaw Valley Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs that have artistic, cultural and educational values. The Western States run is set for June 23. Participants receive a $5 discount off of the $15 ticket price for the film screening and discussion. Montrail, which sponsors Western States, is hosting a free 5K Uphill Challenge and Fun Run on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Registration is available at the ?Unbreakable? screening or at the Montrail booth in Olympic Village on Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30. ? Hundreds of cyclists will be in town on Sunday for the popular Auburn Century ride. Also known as The Wildest Ride in the West, the century ride has been around for eight years, in one form or another. The Auburn Century begins and ends at Recreation Park in Auburn. Riders will take on one of four routes, from 40 miles to 140 and many will also compete in the grueling Iowa Hill Time Trial. The Auburn Century comes three weeks after the Gold Country Century. On July 22, the Auburn Downtown Criterium will return.