Whitehorse Resident Schott "Survives" Golden Ultra


Compliments of the Whitehorse Daily Star

For many, an eight-kilometre run marks a significant accomplishment.

But for Whitehorse resident Ben Yu Schott, it simply felt like a warm-up run Sunday after returning from the Golden Ultra in Golden, BC.

Described as “three days of pure mountain bliss” on its website, Yu Schott recounted a different tale.

In total, he logged about 85 kms and more than 4,000 metres of elevation gain over three days last weekend.

“I’ve never tackled something like that before,” said the former Athletics Yukon president. “By the third day, my legs were a little bit tired. But I was still moving, so that was good.”