DURANGO, Colo. (Sept. 20, 2022) – Tailwind Nutrition athlete Annie Hughes, 24, of Leadville, Colo. won the Run Rabbit Run 100-mile race Sunday in the women’s category, with a time of 21 hours, and 26 minutes.. Annie finished 10th overall. Run Rabbit Run takes place in Steamboat Springs, and features about 20,300 feet of elevation gain and loss.
Annie has had numerous major wins this year, most recently winning the High Lonesome 100 in July, where she set a new course record and became the first woman to finish under 24 hours. Annie also had a very successful 2021, with a first place finish at the Moab 240 and a first place finish at the famous Leadville Trail 100 run.
“I really didn’t think I had a shot at winning Run Rabbit Run yesterday with such a deep field of women, plus my training leading up to the race was sluggish,” Hughes wrote on social media. “I felt as though all of the big training weeks, plus the 4 other 100(+) milers I’ve done just this year were finally starting to catch up with me.”
“The week before the race, my mom wrote me a note that said ‘your body is your thought,’” Hughes continued. “I decided I was going to think all good thoughts and go out and ENJOY the very special opportunity to run 100 miles.”
This year, Run Rabbit Run included a new team competition, which combined the times of a female and male runner. Hughes won the team competition with her teammate Peter Mortimer with a time of 44 hours, 5 minutes, and 21 seconds.
In addition to Annie, Tailwind-sponsored athlete Sarah Ostaszewski placed seventh in the women’s category with a time of 25 hours, 14 minutes, and 44 seconds.
Maggie Guterl placed 8th in the women’s category, with a time of 25 hours, 27 minutes, and 20 seconds. Guterl, who also works as Tailwind’s Athlete and Events Manager, placed 3rd in the team competition with her teammate Kyle Curtin.
Tailwind Trailblazer athlete Maria Sylte finished in 13th with a time of 27 hours, 39 minutes, and 13 seconds.
Annie and Maggie have been using Tailwind’s new Active Hydration, a hydration-enhancing electrolyte mix also includes Vitamin C, and Collagen to support overall health. It mixes clear and has a light, fruity taste. The new Active Hydration complements the existing Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix products in Tailwind’s lineup.
Next up, Hughes will compete in the Javelina Jundred 100, which is a Golden Ticket Race for Western States.
Earlier this year, the Durango-based brand celebrated its 10th anniversary. For more information on Tailwind Nutrition and to keep up with Tailwind Nutrition athletes, please visit: www.tailwindnutrition.com, Tailwind’s blog and follow their adventures on Instagram (@tailwindnutrition) and Facebook.
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Since 2012, Tailwind Nutrition has been manufacturing all-natural endurance nutrition products that are free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, are easy to digest, and support an athlete’s fueling and recovery needs during exercise. Owned, operated and manufactured in Durango, CO, Tailwind Nutrition’s specially formulated drink mixes help athletes perform and compete at their highest level without the worry of food allergies or sensitivities. Tailwind is all you need, all day. Really. For more information visit tailwindnutrition.com