You may have heard about Manton and his quest to run a 100 mile race.  No, that’s not a typo – 100 miles. Manton entered a 100-miler over the weekend, and we wanted to find out how he did and what makes him tick….Manton is currently a student at TCU, will graduate in May, and head off to the Navy.

Favorite WOD:  Helen (PR 8:03)

Least favorite WOD:  Anything with double unders

AT:  Do you remember your first WOD?

MW:  Yes, it was Cindy.  I got 7 rounds; my current PR is 25 rounds.

Why did you start CrossFit?

It’s what the SEALs do.

You ran a 100-mile race over the weekend…how did it go?

Well, in mile 3, I hurt my Achilles tendon.  For the next 30 miles, it wasn’t too bad, kind a dull ache.  Then, mile 31, it started feeling like a sprain.  So, from miles 31-40, I spent the time trying to convince myself to stop, that stopping was the right thing to do to avoid a really serious injury.  So, I stopped at 40.

I’ve entered three long distance races so far – a 30-mile, a 50-mile and the 100-mile.  I have registered for another 100 miler for May.

100 miles is crazy talk.  I drive 40 miles in my car to and from school each day – I cannot imagine running that!  Were you always an athlete?

No, actually, I was a fat computer nerd.  I spent 16 hours a day in front of a computer.  My record is actually 18 hours on the computer.

NO WAY!  Are you serious?

Yes – I did gymnastics, soccer and baseball until about 9 or 10, then became more interested in computers….

Check out Manton doing butterfly kip muscle ups in a recent WOD…

All about Manton…

2 thoughts on “All about Manton…

  • February 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Manton is first-class. The humble warrior. No doubt he will dominate as a SEAL. Although he’s gotta be a bit crazy to do those 100 milers.

  • February 11, 2010 at 11:58 am

    PR 18 hours? haha, that’s hilarious!

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