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…