Top Ten Reasons Why Twietmeyer Retired

You ever wonder why Tim Twietmeyer, the five-time champion with 25 sub-24-hour finishes, including a streak of 15 consecutive top-five finishes, and now president of the board, retired from racing Western States 100 in 2006?  Here are the top ten reasons.

Nikki consoling Twiet after WS 2006

Nikki and Twiet after WS 2006 (Lisa Bliss photo)

10. He ran out of belts for any new silver buckles.

9. So he can come out of retirement at 50, go after Latimer’s 20-year-old 18:43 50-59 age group record, and get more attention than his teammate.

8. He wanted to be The King of the WS Board of Directors to have the final say on who gets in via special consideration.

7. He thought running the full 200 miles of the Western States Trail from Carson City to Sacramento through fires and smoke would be cooler than the mere 100 mile section the race covers.

6. To have more time for important things like playing with his chainsaw and grooming his moustache.

5. He didn’t want to risk his sub-24-hour finish streak and end up with one of those yellow buckles.

4. So he could throw smack at us during the race, which he does very well.

3. Because I kept him out of the top ten twice (and he’s still hurting from the “double beat-down” I gave him).

2. So he could spend time figuring out how and building up the courage to leave a comment on Conduct The Juices.

1. Because he got double chicked in his last race in 2006.

I’m sure there must be more.

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  1. maybe got tired of running on that “little horsey trail” after hwy 49. afterall, this is where he has been passed once or twice. or is it having the skunks slow him up near there in the night, (wrecking a new pr)? even rocks or sticks didn’t move them off the trail for him. it didn’t work for me either.

    or is it just getting “chicked” every time now??? welcome to my world.


  2. Hey Tim,

    It’s really not that difficult to leave a comment. In fact, AJW has figured out how to do it 23 times so it can’t be hard. If you can see this comment then you’ll notice a big box below it. Type in something like this in the box:

    “If you spent more time training instead of blogging perhaps you could get within an hour of my master’s course record.” Or you could make fun of the Ducks not going to the Rose Bowl. Or how much you beat me by in 2001 (almost 3 hours)…

    Then hit the “Submit Comment” button below the box. Oh, you will need to type in a name, and email address but I won’t reveal it. You could even go anonymous if you’re self-conscious about your writing ability.

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