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Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture, a plastic surgeon’s table

Hi Resolutions pictures of the Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture

Our dining table has arrived 5-25-13. Closeup pictures of some of the edges. I purchased this over the internet by seeing other people’s pictures of this table – many different finishes. So I thought I would pass on the favor to anyone else who might be interested in purchasing this table. It is the Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture. I purchased it through Slater’s Home Furnishings in Modesto who helped coordinate the custom staining / colors. This table comes in two sizes and this is the larger of the two.

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Chinese art on the wall is by Dr. Tammy Wu’s relatives. Chandelier is from Shonbek. And table is from Century Furniture.

Cello is from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra the artistry of the cello is by artistist Sterling Parker. She writes about the cello:

“The design emerged from my love of music (I sing and perform musical theatre) and thoughts about the origins of sound and music. Her title, “Lotus Blossom”, refers to the emergence of beauty out of the basic nature of being, as determined by the Tibetan culture. She is based on a concept of the Music of the Spheres as it transforms into human inspired music. On the back lies a Tibetan Golden Wheel, representative of the phenomenal universe and creation. Stars below remind one of the heavens and matter from which all things are born. As a whole, the back of the cello is music in all of its forms, before being harnessed by man. On the front musical notes fall down to become simple one-petaled roses. These represent the inevitable awareness of man taking the inspiration of universal music and transforming it into something very real and beautiful. The rest of the cello reminds one that this creation is bound by rules we have created ourselves, including the Lotus I carved that is part of the base.

As far as my choice of medium, my inspiration in this project flowed from my deep love for wood and the amazing properties that I believe are inherent in Watercolor. I imagined the two mediums would work quite well together, and found, happily, that they did. The wood absorbed the watercolor exactly as I thought it would, and the watercolor performed its magic, as always!

Why did I do this, you ask? Well, I am a great supporter of the arts, and believe all projects that lend themselves to any such support as worthy projects! I have found that in today’s world the first disciplines to get lost in school are the arts. It is truly a great tragedy, and I find that more support for those who continue to bring beauty to our communities should always be admired and appreciated.”

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2 Leaves inserted to show how large this table can get. All the pictures above are with 1 leaf.

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This picture above is super high resolution when you click on it. It has two leaves placed inside the table to stretch it out over 10 feet. I placed the laptop computer (MacBook Air) and the chair to give it a sense of scale.

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I stuck our logo and our plastic surgery website onto this picture. This picture isn’t as high resolution. It was originally made to put on FaceBook. This is essentially the same picture as the one above.


Click on the pictures above to see a larger version of the picture.

Details about the Omni Collection Dining Table by Century Furniture

  • www.centuryfurniture.com
  • The table shown above is the larger of two tables that is currently available from Century furniture.  This webpage was made on 5/26/13.
  • The two sizes of the table come as [ W: 78 in x D: 46 in ]  or [ W: 74 inc x D: 42 in ]
  • Our table came with two leaves which interlock.  The leaves we have are 22″ each, leading a maximum extension of 122″.  the smaller table, according to the catalog comes with only one leaf which then has a maximum extension of 96″
  • In the catalog from Century Furniture, the item number is 559-303 Dining Table
  • The custom staining/dye we got was Top: Garnet (with Durashield) and Base: Melange
  • The Melange is pretty much a very very dark brown which is pretty much black.
  • As for the Top: Garnet, it is considered a Aniline Finish.  The three colors they had available for the table top with Aniline Finish were:
  • – Garnet
  • – Malachite (greenish)
  • – Sapphire (blue-greenish)
  • There are a bunch of other options for traditional staining.
  • The wood is maple solids and cluster maple veneers.
  • Dream Design Live – blog where I found another picture of this Omni Century Dining table.

About the two tone buffet piece on the side of the room

About the piece on the side. Tammy calls it “the buffet”, but it doesn’t look big enough for the all you can eat buffets I like to go to, so I’m not sure why it’s called the buffet. It’s made with two tones of stain. Going back 10 yearsago, we had hard wood floors done at our house by Carpet One Modesto, it was light colored maple – which is my favorite wood because I grew up in New York with a large maple tree in front of my house, plus part of the violin is made from maple. But when it came to doing the stairs, we wanted the stair nose to be a different color and we chose a very darkly stained walnut. This two toned contrast 10 years ago seemed rather bizarre as we were told, but it came out beautifully in our opinion.  When it came time to buy our first dressers, we went to local store Slater’s Home Furnishings, and purchased a piece and we ordered the color combination seen in the buffet. Tom and the designers at Slaters at the time thought it was a somewhat strange combo, but the two colors were my favorites (this orange/brown tone for the maple, and a dark cherry stain for the cherry wood). The furniture company (Stickley) also thought it was a strange request and wanted to make sure we knew that it couldn’t be returned and they had a “upcharge” for doing the differential staining. The pieces turned out amazingly well, and a few years later, we saw our same dressers displayed in the Stickly furniture catalog. Granted it might not have been the same dresser. And then a few years after that, they designed this buffet – the wood in the front as I understand it is birch, but it stained exactly the same way as the maple had, and whne we saw it in the catalog, we bought that piece immediately without actually having plans for that piece of furniture. So we’ve had a long history of liking contrasts in a single piece of furniture or in hardwood floors. I think 10 years ago, Tammy and I were just a little bit ahead of the trend back then, and am proud of seeing that many furniture items allow for differential staining of different parts. The Table in the picture has the top and base stained differently. So we continue with our obsession with contrast. No I’m stuck trying to figure out what chairs to get. I was going to get purple colored chairs, but that may just be the next trend!

How is this dining table furniture related to our Plastic Surgery Office?

For the most part this isn’t a dining table for us.  It’s a conference table and a study library table.  So a lot of plastic surgery meetings will take place around this table as will a lot of reading about cosmetic procedures and other medically related continued education.


How Much Does Botox Cost in Modesto CA with Dr. Calvin Lee?

by Calvin Lee, MD

written 5/24/13, at this time we charge $11.70 per unit of Botox

Why a strange number like that?  Because it’s 10% off our original price of $13 per unit.


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Average Cost of Botox – all patients – doesn’t matter what area:

But of interest, I had calculated a few months ago the average Botox patient’s check out amount.  The price came out to $339.00.  But the range is huge.  The number came out of sampling of 46 patient charts.

Most Common Cost of Botox, all patients = $304

But most patients aren’t actually paying that figure, the most common charge that is seen is $304 for 26 units of Botox.  The average, as you know, may not be the same number as one that is the most common.

Botox cost broken down per area

This chart is helpful if you know which areas you’d like to have injected with Botox

Location of Botox injection Most Common
cost of Botox
Cost Range
Area between the eyes (Glabellar area) $234 $140-$280
Crows feet (both) $234 $140-$280
Forehead $117 $70-$234
Around the mouth (top and bottom) $82 $46-$93
Dimpling of the chin $117 $93-$140
Vertical neck bands (each) $70 $70-$93
Jowls (both) $140
Down turn of the mouth (both) $93 $46-$93

The top two (Glabellar and Crows Feet) are the most common areas injected in our Modesto, CA practice.

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I was about to go to the operating room today and I heard this question asked at our front desk.  I’m thinking that this is a pretty common question and thought I’d just post my own answer here.  I know my staff did a great job of explaining the ranges and reasons for certain charges related to the question of “How much does Botox cost?”  I did hear a little bit of the conversation which involved discussions of how many units I might use in each area.  I think that’s fine too, but perhaps I’m starting to think that patients don’t entirely care about the units, the primarily care more about the costs.  But of course from our standpoint, as providers of Botox, we think of it in units.  But I am thinking that the consumers of Botox will usually think of it in dollar amounts.  But our office wants to make it clear that we customize the Botox injections to fit a patient’s goals, muscle size, weight, and prior experience with Botox.

For More Info on Botox




Modesto Breast Augmentation Informational Session with Dr. Tammy Wu

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Open House at Surgical Artistry

Saturday, June 1, 2013. (this event has passed, but if you are interested in more events like this with us in the future, feel free to let us know).  Of course you can still have a private breast enhancement surgery consultation with Dr. Tammy Wu.

Small group discussions relating to Breast Enhancement with Dr. Tammy Wu – which includes Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift. Get some expert information and meet Dr. Tammy Wu in person. This is an introduction to a formal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tammy Wu which may be scheduled for a future date.

Come anytime between 9am-12pm on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  We’ll have free food and prizes. Free informal small group meetings with Dr. Wu at 9am, 10am and 11am (pick the time that works for you). Existing patients – feel free… to come and bring friends and of course enter the free drawing for 8 winners:The 8 winners will get to choose: a box of 3ml Latisse (normally $89 at Surgical Artistry – retails for $120) or 20U of Botox (normally worth $234 at Surgical Artistry). Entry rules: You just have to stop by long enough to fill out a drawing form. (ie. 5 minutes or less! – no need to be present to win, but if you want to stay for the mini-lectures, they start at 9am, 10am and 11am).Reservations are not needed but, we would love to prepare in advance regarding how many people are coming so if you can, please call us to let us know that you are coming (209) 551-1888.

Dr. Tammy Wu is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who graduated top of her Ivy League medical school – Brown University. She was given the award for the #1 graduating female medical student. She has been in practice in Modesto, CA for 10 years. Her husband is Dr. Calvin Lee, a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in Botox, Fillers (Juvederm), Veins, and Acupuncture and he will also be at the informal informational session to provide any information regarding his areas of experience.

Our office is 2336 Sylvan Ave. Suite C, Modesto, CA 95355. Our main webpage is www.SurgeryToday.com. (209) 551-1888.

Visit the FaceBook Events page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/127156384150390/


Update on the Cosmetic Breast Augmentation and Lift Event

  • About 40-50 people came.
  • The event was staffed and sponsored by Mentor, makers of breast implants.
  • 9 people signed up for consultation
  • 8 winners got chosen for Latisse/Botox.


BRCA, Mastectomy, Angelina Jolie, and My Thoughts as a General Surgeon in Modesto, CA

I felt compelled to write a little bit on this subject.  I have been a breast cancer surgeon and have worked together with my wife, Dr. Tammy Wu on breast reconstruction after I had done the breast cancer operation.  In fact, part of my dream, which has somewhat died, was to create a breast cancer center.  The same kind that Angelina Jolie had gone to for her treatment.  It involves many breast cancer specialists under the same roof.

I had been one of the first surgeons in Modesto to bring sentinel lymph node technology to breast cancer surgeries.  I had helped certify my other surgical partners at a group which used to be called McHenry Medical Group.  We were a group of 6 surgeons at the time.  This was the group that brought me to Modesto, CA.  I also had been trained to perform skin sparing mastectomies.  Dr. Wu and I have performed several of these procedures together here in Modesto.  Dr. Wu would assist me in these procedures and then I would assist her in the reconstruction. However in 2006, we made a decision to move Surgical Artistry more toward a cosmetic surgery – only – focus.

Angelina Jolie’s surgery used sentinel lymph node technology, nipple sparing mastectomy techniques, and then followed up by breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and then with what I believe are anatomically shaped implants – possibly the implants that we have just been blogging about – the new gummy bear breast implants – approved in February of this year.  Dr. Wu has been familiar with all aspects of Angelina Jolie’s breast reconstruction with expanders and implants.

But what is new to me, as a general surgeon who backed off from breast cancer surgery in 2006 is: The nipple delay procedure – I think this is genius!.  This procedure is usually done when patients have had previous augmentation or when there is fear of cancer hiding underneath the nipple area, and also for improving nipple/areolar survival after mastectomies.  The blood supply is improved.  Dr. Tammy Wu explained to me that this idea is also done in plastic surgery procedures such as TRAM flaps – where a extraneous blood supply is cut off first and then a waiting period is done to have the rest of the blood supply improve – before performing the full surgery.  And I have never performed a double mastectomy.  I have received three requests (that I can remember) for this in my breast cancer surgery career, but I have turned all three of them down, but recognizing that it is a patient’s choice.  I have hooked them up with other surgeons.  I felt somewhat uncomfortable removing the mastectomies.  Not all of these patients has had definitive BRCA testing and at the time, and I would say that BRCA testing was newer back in the early 2000’s.  Thus some of these requests were based on just “disliking breast cancer” and wanting to “reduce breast cancer risk.”  But I know that breast cancer risk is present even after I do a mastecomy (meaning breast removal).  Why?  Because inevitably, I will leave some breast tissue behind, and much of the breast tissue left behind is in the nipple/areolar complex.  And even if I take the nipple/areolar complex (which is the standard mastectomy), I would leave some tissue and cells behind – especially on the skin flap.  If I made it too thin, the skin flap above could die.  Thus, I felt uncomfortable, personally, removing normal breasts – even though I knew I was married to someone who could reconstruct them very well.  So even if I removed them, the risk of cancer was still there.  Essentially I was thinking that I would reduce a woman’s general risk of breast cancer from 10% (this was the figure I used back then), down to about 5%.  It wasn’t worth it for me.  But with BRCA testing, it is a different story as you read below (the risk reduction is greater because you start at a higher number BRCA mutation positive risk – 87% per Angelina Jolie’s doctors).  So perhaps if I was practicing breast cancer surgeries today, I would be more “comfortable” with performing prophylactic double mastectomy (which is what Angelina Jolie received).

Angelina’s surgery – is public – as she wanted it, and in this blog I paraphrase highlights from Angelina’s general surgeon (breast surgeon).  I think it is wonderful that she is sharing and I think she made a good decision based on the knowledge that is available.

In Summary of Angelina’s surgery:

My one sentence summary of her recent breast surgeries from February 2013 to May 2013:

With a known BRCA1 genetic mutation, Angelina Jolie underwent a prophylactic nipple sparing double mastectomy with sentinel lymph node marking after passing a nipple delay surgery procedure, and then had a staged plastic surgery breast reconstruction procedure involving breast expanders and implants.

  • She underwent genetic testing.
  • She was diagnosed as being BRCA1 mutation positive.
  • She had her surgery done in California at a breast center / surgery center.
  • She had a technique done callled nipple delay.
  • She then underwent prophylactic double mastectomy with nipple sparing surgery
  • She had sentinel lymph node identification done, but not removed – this is in case she gets cancer in the area of her mastecomies in the future.
  • She had breast reconstruction with her plastic surgeon, first with expanders to stretch the skin envelope then with breast implants.

BRCA – a part of overall Breast Health


First, what does BRCA stand for?

BRCA stands for BReast CAncer susceptibility gene.  There are two of these genes identified #1 and #2.  thus the designation BRCA1 and BRCA2

What is BRCA?

  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor suppressor genes.
  • In normal cells, BRCA1 and BRCA2 help stabilize DNA and prevent uncontrolled cell growth.
  • Mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 has been linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • A woman’s risk over her lifetime of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is much increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2.
  • the percentage of people in the general U.S. population that have any mutation in BRCA1 has been estimated to be between 0.1 – 0.6 percent.

Mutations of BRCA1 vs BRCA2

In addition to risk of breast and ovarian cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2 have additional cancer risks to other organs see list below.

BRCA1 mutations may have additional risk of these cancers

  • cervical
  • uterine
  • pancreatic
  • colon cancer

BRCA2 mutations may have additional risk of these cancers

  • pancreatic
  • stomach
  • gallbladder
  • bile duct
  • melanoma

 Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy and her article in NY times.

  • She had a positive test for the BRCA1 mutation
  • She underwent double prophylactic mastectomy
  • Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed contribution to the New York Times on May 14, 2013.
  • She explains that, she had a 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, according to her doctors.
  • Only a fraction of breast cancers have the BRCA1 gene mutation.
  • Those with the BRCA1 gene have a 65% risk of getting breast cancer on average.
  • On April 27, 2013 she finished three months of medical procedures which involved the mastectomies.
  • She chose to have bilateral prophylactic mastectomies, meaning removal of both breasts, preventative – without having the disease yet.
  • On Feb 2, 2013, she did a procedure known as “nipple delay” which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood to the area.  It is a study which can increase the chances of saving the nipple.
  • 9 weeks later, she had mastectomy with implant reconstruction.
  • She says that her risk of developing breast cancer drops from 87% to under 5%.
  • A primary motivator for her surgery, she says, is so that her children don’t have to fear losing her to breast cancer.
  • The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 is more than $3000 in the USA.
  • She chose not to keep her story private.

Angelina Jolie’s Surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk Blogs on May 14, 2013:

  • Emphasizes that each woman’s case is different.  Surgery will not necessarily be the right choice for everyone.  The important thing is to be aware of your options.
  • Approximately 5-10% of all breast cancers and 14% of ovarian cancers occur from a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation that is inherited from either parent.
  • Women carrying either a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation have up to a 87% lifetime chance of breast cacer and a 54% chance of Ovarian cancer.
  • General population (all comers), there is a 12% risk of breast cancer and less than 1% risk for ovarian cancer.
  • In the general population the risk for a BRCA mutation is 1-500 (.2%) people but those of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage it is 1 in 40.
  • In those who BRCA-1 carriers who get breast cancer, 85% will have a more aggressive “triple negative” subtype (vs. 15% of general population).  Triple negative breast cancers mean ER/PR negative and Her2 – normal.
  • 8 red flags that indication a possible BRCA mutation:
  1. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree relatives from mother or father, with breast cancer before age 50 or ovarian cancer at any age
  2. Ashenazi Jewish Heritage (Easter European)
  3. Male relative with breast cancer
  4. Any relative who is a known BRCA mutation carrier
  5. Breast cancer in self before age 50 – early onset.
  6. Two breast cancers in self, at any age
  7. “Triple negative” breast cancer in self.
  8. 2 or more family members with Breast, Ovarian, Pancreas, Prostate, Melanoma, Uterine, Colon, and Stomach Cancers.
  • There exists non-BRCA inherited genetic mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer as well.
  • Feb 2, 2013, Angelina had her first operation, the nipple delay.
  • Feb 16, 2013, Mastectomy with Sentinel Nodes Identification – not removed – but dyed.
  • Her plastic surgeon was Dr. Jay Orringer, assisted by her breast cancer surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk – the writer of the blog which I’m paraphrasing from in this section.
  • April 27, 2013, 10 weeks after the mastectomies, she received reconstruction of the breasts with implants.

What is Nipple Delay Surgery?

  •  Considered when the nipple is thought to be at risk for either cancer disease or inadequate blood supply.
  • This is performed 1-2 weeks before the mastectomies.
  • The incision used is the planned mastecomy incision.
  • The small disc of tissue behind the nipple and areola is removed and sent for pathologic diagnosis – to rule out the presence of cancer.  If cancer is present in this area, then nipple sparing/areolar sparing mastecomy would be contraindicated.
  • This procedure could bring extra blood flow to the nipple aream lessening the chances of nipple and skin loss after nipple sparing/areolar sparing mastecomy.
  • This is similar to the delay procedure performed by plastic surgeons :  My wife says: “In Tram Flaps we cut off the inferior blood supply to the rectus muscle to allow the remaining blood supply to get used to taking over – this strengthens the remaining blood supply and in about 2 weeks the remainder of the surgery is done for breast reconstruction.”

How does this relate to us at Surgical Artistry?


  • As a general surgeon, I (Calvin Lee, MD) am a breast cancer surgeon, and I have performed many breast cancer operations in the past including mastectomies.  In 2006, my practice changed and I focused less on breast cancer surgeries.  It is good for me to continue following trends and different thinking regarding breast cancer.
  • I was one of the first surgeons to bring Sentinel Lymph Node biopsy for breast cancer to Modesto, CA.  I helped certify the rest of the other surgeons whom I worked with (at the McHenry Medical Group) for this procedure, since this procedure was part of my residency.
  • I was one of the first to create an online support group for breast cancer.  It was founded in 1997.  And several national publications thought it was the most effective group on the internet at the time.  It is still active on the internet and has been since moved over to Yahoo for management and software run by Yahoo which is tons more stable than what I could have offered.  I also let members of the group run the breast cancer support group and I’ve stepped away for fear of malpractice issues of having a doctor be part of the group – patients there have their own doctors and I was afraid that they would start to look to me for answers and medicine as an art form is practice different and surgery/medicine should be very personalized as it had been for Angelina Jolie.
  • Dr. Wu and I have done several nipple sparing, areolar sparing, skin sparing breast mastectomies with implants together, along with sentinel lymph node biopsy.
  • A huge part of Dr. Tammy Wu’s practice is breast reconstruction after breast surgeries such as mastectomies.  She uses many different breast reconstruction techniques – including implants and expanders (as in Angelina Jolie’s case) or with the patients own tissue either from the back or from the abdomen.
  • We also use the anatomic teardrop shaped breast implants newly approved by the FDA.  I am not certain that these are the ones that Angelina Jolie received, but it is possible and Dr. Wu is the first surgeon in our area to be certified to use these implants.  There are choices other than the 410 Natrelles, there’s the Sientra shaped breast implants.

A great source of info:  Position paper by American Society of Breast Surgeons:

https://www.breastsurgeons.org/statements/PDF_Statements/BRCA_Testing.pdf updated September 2012.

  • The position statement on BRCA genetic testing for patients with and without breast cancer, above also talks about prophylactic oophorectomy (preventative ovary removal without the presence of cancer).
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons say that patients without cancer but with a positive BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 deleterious mutation can achieve a greater than 90% reduction in breast cancer risk if they choose to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (as Angelina Jolie did).


Modesto’s Jon Olsen Brings Home the Gold Medal in International 24 hour Race in the Netherlands


Jon Olsen ran 167.568 miles in 24 hours.

You thought a Marathon was long?

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Victory for Jon Olsen, USA after running 24 hours.

Modesto’s Jon Olsen won the International Association of Ultrarunners 24-Hour World championships.  Representing the USA, Mr. Olsen ran 167.568 miles taking the lead by 4 miles.  Reading reports of the race, the weather conditions were challenging which included rain and hail which pelted the runners throughout the night.  Individually Mr. Olsen won, and as a team, the men’s USA team won as well.  Each team was composed of six runners, and each team’s top three distances were combined for the team score.

He writes before the race:


As blessed as I am physically to run, I’m even more blessed with the amount of loving people that God has surrounded me with. All I can do is say thank you and represent Modesto and the Red White and Blue to the best of my ability. Thank you once again!

He writes after the race:

Sorry I haven’t posted anything but between the drug test, awards ceremony, the nap, shower, dinner, and packing for my flight that leaves early enough my alarm is going off at 6am…I have had little time. Let me quickly sum up the race and you can read about it in the Modesto Bee Tuesday.

It was hands down the toughest race of my life. I race a nearly perfect race.(that includes eating the right foods and putting on the correct clothing when the weather got bad) I ran all but ten yards in the middle of the race and two minutes to end the race. The crowds were amazingly supportive and I was treated like a rock star. It was a “Jon Olsen love fest” on steroids:) absolutely crazy! I want to thank everyone’s encouragement and support. You all own a piece of this victory…thank you! I’m heading to bed now:)

Doing the Math

We should be practicing some math, especially since Mr. Olsen is a math teacher.  He is a Math Teacher at Prescott Junior High School, in Modesto, CA.  Jon Olsen ran 167.568 miles based on a timing chip for his 24 hour race.  Calculations reveal:

  • Average speed of 6.98 miles per hour for 24 hours
  • Average pace of 8:35.6 min/mile for 24 hours

jon olsen from Modesto with american flag looking serious in Netherlands

How does Jon Olsen’s measure up to American Records?

He now holds the second place American record behind Florida’s Mike Morton who ran 172.457 set in 2012.  Less than 5 miles away from Jon’s winning distance.

Other Ultramarathon records

You can see a list of ultramarathon record accomplishments around the world and Jon Olsen is listed on there more than once.

Top Results of the Other Competitors at this Race

1. Jon Olsen, 38, Modesto, CA, 167.568 miles
2. John Dennis, 32, Takoma Park, MD, 163.255
3. Florian Reus, 29, DEU, 161.518
4. Anatoly Kruglicov, 55, RUS, 159.717
5. Timur Ponomarev, 24, RUS, 159.484

1. Mami Kudo, 49, JPN, 156.712 miles
2. Sabrina Little, 26, Waco, TX, 152.030 (American Record, old record 149.368 miles by Connie Gardner, 2012)
3. Suzanna Bon, 48, Sonoma, CA, 146.785
4. Traci Falbo, 40, Charlestown, IN, 142.730
5. Anne-Marie Vernet, 45, FRA, 142.538

We’re honored to know Jon Olsen,
once again proving excellence from Modesto, CA

He has won the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon twice, and is a coach for the Teens Run Modesto program.  And we’re certainly proud to have Jon Olsen in Modesto.  He’s a great role model for all of us, in our quest for hard work and excellence.  He is also proof to us that anything can be done at the highest level in Modesto.  This means a lot to us as we set out to continue our excellence in plastic surgery and acupuncture.  He’s one of the great things about Modesto.

jon olsen surgical artistry modesto marathon 2013 captivating photos

Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon March 24, 2013. Jon Olsen’s picture by Captivating Photos, in Modesto, CA, USA.