Team SaltStick.com is proud to toe the line on Sunday, Aug 23rd for the start of the Gore-Tex TransRockies 6-day stage running race. This 112 mile event is in its third year and attracts some of the top trail runners in the world. 150 teams of two will compete for $20,000 in prize money.
The SaltStick.com team consists of Jonathan Toker, 34 and Leor Pantilat, 26.
Leor Pantilat is an adventure runner and trail runner from San Carlos, CA, originally from Sammamish, WA. Winner of the 2009 Way Too Cool 50k, two-time winner and course record holder of the Golden Hills Marathon, winner and course record holder of the Quicksilver 25k, and winner of the 2008 Skyline to the Sea 50k. Holder of fastest known times on Mount Olympus (WA state) and numerous other peaks in the Washington Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountains. 2009 goals include the Ohlone 50k and adventure runs of the Ptarmigan Traverse (WA state) and peaks in the Palisades subrange of the Sierra mountains.
Jonathan Toker is a Ph.D. chemist and elite triathlete and trail runner originally from Montreal, Canada. Jonathan developed the SaltStick capsules and dispenser products from 2002-2005 and continues to enjoy running the business and seeing the SaltStick products in use and winning races around the world. As an athlete, Jonathan has won many trail races in Southern California and raced in the 2008 edition of the TransRockies with teammate Chris Clarke to finish 6th overall in the open men's division.
Follow all race action on the official website, www.TransRockies.com
for daily updates and videos.