A friend of mine named Mike Kreaden who works at Salesforce.com is running The Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile ultramarathon conducted on trails between Squaw Valley and Auburn, California.
I remember watching the Western States 100 on television when I was in college about 25 years ago. This is an incredibly difficult race to complete, and anybody who finishes this race once ought to go down in history as a great athlete.
Mike has been an inspiration to me in many ways since I reconnected with him a few years ago. He started a charity called Run for Amma which raises money for cancer research in memory of his mother-in-law, Champa Seshadri. It's a cause that I have supported in the past and hope to donate to again in the future.
Anybody who can hold down a big job at Salesforce.com and find the time to train enough to run the WSER has an incredible work ethic x 2. Good luck tomorrow, Mike. I hope you get the silver buckle.