There has been lots of talk abotu the good, the bad and the ugly of prize money in ultras. Some are totally against it, some think it's the best thing ever that could truly make our sport professional. Ok, the new Steamboat 100miler (based around existing Run Rabiit Run 50) on Sept 14th in Steamboat Soprings, CO hasn't quite got $100, 000 in prize money yet but that is the vision of the race organisers and their well on their way.
So if you like to watch the best of the best duke it out for a whole bunch of $$$ then it looks like Steamboat will be the place to be, and even better - go run it yourself and be part fo the action!
More details on a recent article at http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2012/jan/19/ultramarathon-event-steamboat-gets-massive-extensi/
Happy (and profitable) trails to everyone xx