Monday, November 26, 2007

Erik Skaggs, Beth Vitalis Win 2007 Quad Dipsea

42-year old Beth Vitalis set a new Women's course record (4:39:39) and 25-year-old Erik Skaggs came within 38 seconds of Carl Anderson's "untouchable" course record at the 25th annual Quad Dipsea this year. Skaggs (3:53:07) set a blistering pace from the start at the 28.4 mile course, and ended up winning by a 20-minute margin over Victor Ballesteros. Vitalis bested Krissy Moehl by 13 minutes.

(Livermore, CA's Beth Vitalis setting a new Women's course record; photo courtesy of Jeff Vendsel)

You can read a longer story here at the Marin Independent Journal. Overall results should be posted soon!


  1. It WAS a great race, Scott. So neat to see Beth and Erik flying by; Krissy, too and others. Great at the end, too, and NICE fleece jackets for the 25th anniv. run of the Quad. RDs John and Lisa were superb, so were all the aid station people and road crossing guys.

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  3. I'm glad to hear of Beth Vitalis' victory-she saved my race at the Stevens Creek 50K last September when she offered me a salt pill during the worst salt cramp I've ever had. So, congratulations, Beth!


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