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The North Face Dirty Feet Present Gary Robbins
Date Sep 7 2013 
Time 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Location     Morrisey's Public House 
Who Everyone 
Price See Description 
Phone 250-578-5542 
Event Description
Gary's presentation is free for all Ultra & Mountain Run Participants & Volunteers.
Entry is by donation for non-registered guests.

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Read an interview with Gary

Below is an excerpt from article "Foot Follies" by Mike Benge. Click above for the complete article.

Since dedicating himself full time to trail and ultrarunning in 2008, Gary Robbins, now 36, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, looked to be a promising up-and-comer. His slew of top-10 finishes include a sixth-place spot at the Western States 100-miler (2010), victories and course records at the HURT 100-miler (2010), Diez Vista 50K (2009) and Stormy Trail 100-miler (2008), as well as FKTs (fastest-known times) on Canada’s 75-kilometer West Coast (10 hours 8 minutes) and 215-kilometer East Coast trails (35 hours 17 minutes). He is also the only person to linked the West Coast and Juan De Fuca trails, a total of 130 kilometers in 23 hours 40 minutes.

But, then, in 2010, while on a trail run in Sunriver, Oregon, with Max King and Geoff Roes, disaster struck. “There was a fresh dusting of snow overnight, and I slipped off the side of a snow-covered rock and basically folded my foot in half,” says Robbins. “I would later be diagnosed with a Jones Fracture—or a runner's worst nightmare.” After a long recovery, Robbins re-broke his foot, resulting in another eight months on crutches.

On January 19, 2013, he smashed his own HURT course record by 37 minutes...