2018 Dipsea - Published: 09/09/2018

On June 10 2018, for the second year in a row, Ultrahealth patients CHRIS LUNDY and ALEX VARNER finished 1,2 in the annual Dipsea Race. Chris became only the fourth female in the 108 year history of the race to win back-to-back titles. Alex posted the best overall time an 8th time, tying an 18-year old record.

The grueling 7.4-mile Dipsea Race follows trails from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. It is the second oldest race in the United States, behind only the Boston Marathon, and also one of the most prestigious. The Dipsea is handicapped by age, gender and previous performances: Alex started 10 minutes behind Chris.

Chris spent much of 2017 at Ultrahealth rehabbing a surgically repaired ACL (knee) before she could start training for this year's race in late 2017. She then proceeded to best last year's time by 2:32. Alex was at Ultrahealth rehabbing an Achilles injury up until 3 months before the race. He then proceeded to best last year's time by 1:40.

Both Chris and Alex were patients at Ultrahealth prior to last year's race as well, Chris for a torn hamstring and Alex for back and hip injuries.

Congratulations to two incredible athletes!