I’m familiar with Roswell, GA, and I know several people that live and work there in the landscape business, but I don’t know 37-year-old landscaper David Rindt. But, even if I did know him, I’m sure I couldn’t keep up with him. This guy can run.
I read in the Huntsville, AL, Times where he out-raced a field of 275 other runners in the 15th Annual Mountain Mist 50K Trail Run this past weekend. Yes, that’s 50K as in 31 miles of running. The race was run over trails in Monte Sano State Park and the Huntsville Land Trust. Rindt did the 31 miles in 4 hours, 7 minutes and 5 seconds. Actually, the time was almost certainly slower than he would have liked, since he and the other competitors found the going slick on the trail because of a light rain that morning, the newspaper reported.
Curious, I Googled “David Rindt” and found a University of Georgia e-yearbook mention of Rindt with a grainy 1993 picture of him and teammate Dan Tucker in full stride. “David’s hard work earned him the outstanding senior award,” said the e-yearbook. — Ron Hall