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Reported Sometime in 2003 ....

RICH BUSA – RECRUITED BY TEAM SAUCONY

We have a celebrity in our midst.  Apparently the recent article about Rich Busa in Sports Illustrated attracted the attention of a prominent shoe manufacturer.  They must have recognized Rich’s exploits as a highly visible opportunity for some publicity, and recruited Rich as a member of Team Saucony.  So now Rich provides the visibility; they provide a Team Saucony uniform and all the running shoes that Rich can wear out.  One look at Rich’s activities in 2002 listed below, and it’s clear that Saucony knows a winner when they see one.  There are 30 races in all – each one is a tough mountain/trail race.  Four are at the marathon or ultra-marathon distance, including the Vermont 100.  There are 18 that are 10 miles or longer and there are 6 snowshoe events. He won his age group in all 30 races; in most, he placed in or won the over 60 division, as well.  Rich is now training for his snowshoe races. (Does Saucony make snowshoes?)


             RICH BUSA'S RACE RESULTS 2002

    DATE     LOCATION

DISTANCE
in miles

    TYPE PLACE 70+
 12/30/01 Woodford, Vt. 6.2 Snowshoe       1st.
 01/12/02 Florida, Ma. 4        "       1st.
 01/19/02 Adams, Ma. 3.1        "       1st.
 01/26/02 Hollis, NH 2.9        "       1st.
 02/03/02 Saratoga Springs NY 3.1        "       1st.
 03/10/02 Lanesboro, Ma. 16 Mountain       1st.
 03/23/03  Hawley, Ma. 7 Snowshoe       1st.
 03/30/02 Andover, Ma. 10 Trail       1st.
 04/20/02 Union, Ct. 16 Trail       1st.
 05/05/02 Amherst, Ma. 12 Trail       1st.
 05/12/02 Topsfield, Ma. 28 3mi.Trail loop       1st.
 05/19/02 Stafford Springs, CT 14.5 Trail       1st.
 05/22/02 Princeton, Ma. 4.3 Mountain       1st.
 06/02/02  Wilton, NH 10 Mtn/road       1st.
 06/09/02 Ashford, CT 26.2 Trail       1st.
 06/16/02 Adams, Ma. 13.1 Mtn/trail       1st.
 06/23/02 NH to Ashburnham, Ma. 22 Mt/trail       1st.
 07/20/02 S. Woodstock, Vt. 100 Dirt road/trail       1st.
 08/11/02 Oxford, Ma. 9 Trail       1st.
 08/18/02 Savoy, Ma. 20 Mtn/trail       1st.
 08/25/02 Sunderland,Ma. 14 Mtn/trail       1st.
 09/01/02 New Ipswich, NH 17.5 Mtn/trail       1st.
 09/07/02 Esopus, NY 10 Trail       1st.
 10/06/02 Union, Ct. 12.4 Trail       1st.
 10/13/02 Monroe, Ma. 10.5 Mtn/trail       1st.
 10/27/02 Groton, Ma. 9.5 Trail       1st.
 11/02/02 Boylston, Ma. 5 Trail       1st.
 11/03/02 Ashby, Ma. 8 Trail       1st.
 11/09/02 Ipswich, Ma. 26.2 Trail       1st.
 11/24/02 Charlestown, RI 8 Trail       1st.