It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death last Tuesday (5/17) of Bill Fischer, one of the New York area's most prolific ultra runners, and supporter of ultra running events. Some of the highlights of his ultra career include finishes at Western States, Vermont, and winner of the 1990 BUS Grand Prix. He was also a frequent and dependable volunteer at many BUS events. In August 2007, he ran his last ultra... Ralph's Run... in memory of his good friend Ralph Balsamo.
Bill died after a long fight with bladder cancer. He is survived by his 16 year old son. An informal memorial has been planned for this Saturday, 5/21, at 11:30am in the Meridiana Restaurant (2756 Broadway, south of 106th St in Manhattan). All area ultra runners and friends are invited.