Name: Larry DeWitt
CRUD Nickname: DirtDawg
Date of Birth: 9-5-57
Place of Birth: Akron, OH
Job: IT Project Manager
Marital Status: Married 30+ years to Roswitha
Children: 1 Son - Jesse
Pets: 1 dog; Maximillian (Max) & 3 cats; Sgt Murphy, Big Leg Emma, and Mickey Mouse
Favorite non-running magazine: VeloNews
Favorite movie: Haven’t seen a lot of movies…but liked Avatar, Dances with Wolves, Dead Poets Society, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Dogma to name a few off the top of my head
Favorite television show: Wouldn’t know, Don’t watch TV
Favorite musical performer: Lots. Mostly Classic Rock, hard rock, some country, and Jam bands like Phish, and The Allman Brothers.
Favorite Keith excuse for a sucky race: I’ve never known Keith to have an excuse…he’s my homey.
Craziest place you ever took a dump while on a run: Behind someone’s garage. The owner saw me duck behind the garage and looked to see what I was doing. We were both speechless and I pulled up my pants and ran away.
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Hiking, Reading, and listening to good music.
Favorite non-running sport: Mountain Biking
Favorite famous quote: "Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and robs their spirit of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee
Short-term running goal: Have fun on every run & try some new stuff this year
Long-term running goal: Stay healthy and consistent & have fun on every run
Ultra Pet Peeves: Trash on the trail
Years running ultras: about 4 or 5
Number of ultras finished: a few
Most memorable ultra performance and why: First Leadville 100. It took over 5 hours to go the last 13 miles…Ouch! Now that was fun!
Favorite food/drink during an ultra: Hammer Gel, Perpetuem, Smoothies
Favorite trail: Pretty much any trail I happen to be running at the time.
Favorite Race: I like em all!