Crazy, an Italian performance apparel company known for its European heritage in ski touring and mountaineering, is proud to announce that its athlete, Jovica Spajic, won the Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run, a 209.5 mile ultramarathon held in Washington state in August. Spajic, from Zemun, Serbia, won in 56 hours, 52 minutes and 2 seconds in his first appearance at the Bigfoot 200.
The point to point race starts in Mount St. Helens, ending in Randle and features over 6,000 feet of ascent through the varied terrain of the Cascade Mountains including forest, volcanic peaks, streams and rivers.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Jovica,” said Crazy Team Manager Gil Pintarelli. “What he was able to accomplish over four days is nothing short of remarkable. His attitude, pace and commitment are second to none.”
Spajic wore the T-Shirt Flash and the Short Flash from the Legend Collection designed in collaboration with Fabio Meraldi, a respected pioneer of ski mountaineering and skyrunning. It features Polartec® Delta™ that regulates drying times and enables enhanced breathability when wet, providing the performance runners need in a wide range of temperatures. The shorts use elastic Polartec Power Stretch® creating a four-way stretch that meets the demanding push and pull of endurance racing. It incorporates Crazy’s fast and light design that is especially suited for grueling races like the Bigfoot 200.
“I’ve been competing in ultramarathons and endurance runs for a decade, but this was my first time running in the Bigfoot,” said Spajic. “The community and positive energy here is something special. Not every race offers a sense of love as this one does, making this event so unique. I couldn’t have done this without the support of Crazy, my family, friends, hosts and my training team of Ben Light and Mike McKnight.”
Spajic, who has been with Crazy for just about a year, will race next in The Montane Spine Race in the United Kingdom in January 2023. Spajic has been competing in ultramarathons since 2012 and has completed more than 30 ultramarathon races longer than 200 kilometers across the globe. He values the personal challenges and community aspects of ultramarathon racing that have empowered him to have truly unique experiences around the world.
About Crazy: Since 1989, Crazy has been the original fast and light clothing brand, setting a new industry standard. Featuring the lightest down jacket in the world, Crazy apparel is crafted with next generation fabrics that maintain thermal protection while reducing weight and size. Founded by Valeria Colturi, a former cross-country ski athlete, Crazy reimagines ski touring and mountaineering clothing by creating unique products that are fashion-forward and eliminate unnecessary elements. Visit crazy.it/us/en/ for more information.