Bruins Great Chara Takes on 50K Race in MA

It looks like Bruins great Zdeno Chara still has that competitive fire.

The Stanley Cup-winning defenseman might be retired from professional hockey, but now he’s scratching that competitive itch by taking part in trail racing.

Chara, who stands 6-feet, 9-inches tall, recently took on the Watuppa Trail 50K in Fall River, Massachusetts, finishing in just over five hours, good enough for eighth place overall.

Boston Bruins great Zdeno Chara recently took on a 50K trail race in Massachusetts. (Lisa Gansky Photo)

“Tried a new distance today,” Chara wrote on his Instagram account. “My first Ultra Watuppa trail 50K race.”

His 50K came just weeks after he completed the Boston Marathon in 3:38.

Keep an eye out for this towering hockey great the next time you toe the start line at your local trail race.