SSO Runs 120 Mile Baker to Vegas Solo

Annually, law enforcement officers from around the globe battle it out every Spring in the world’s most prestigious and unique law enforcement foot race called the Challenge Cup Relay, more commonly known as Baker to Vegas. Starting in Baker, California and ending in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s a 120 mile relay with 270 teams competing for the coveted cup trophy.This April, Sheriff’s Special Officer Brian Keltner ran the entire Baker to Vegas race solo (all 120 miles) to raise awareness for the Warrior Hearted Special Children’s Foundation. Below is a recounting of the experience, and the source of his inspiration in his own words.

In thinking about my motivations, I would have to back up about six years. I used to be an overweight couch potato. I had grown comfortable in my lack of activities and size. I spent most of my time frustrated in dealing with my then three year old son and his special needs.

Through encouraging his growth, I challenged myself to grow as well…

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