2015 Brazos Bend 100

A race known for having alligators strewn out along the course, the Brazos Bend 100 got a little bit of a break this year—cold temperatures mostly kept the alligators in nearby waters (though runners reported seeing alligator eyes reflecting off their headlamp lights at night).

Regardless, the race was a hit once again—one of the flattest ultramarathons out there, consisting of running a 16.75-mile loop six times with only one small hill to speak of. The race, around the marshlands at Brazos Bend State Park outside of Houston, Texas, challenged runners with a strong storm that blew in and created rainy, muddy and windy conditions. The winners were Anthony Jacobs (15:41:19) and Maggie Guteri (17:21:14). There was also a 50-miler, a marathon and a half marathon.

All photos by Myke Hermsmeyer. See more of his work on his website or follow him on Instagram.

2015 Brazos Bend 100 Samples
Arnulfo Quimare, seen here at the Brazos Bend 50. Photo: Myke Hermsmeyer

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