Monday, August 22, 2011

Mackey Crushes Waldo 100k, Carpenter Repeats at Pikes Peak, Ryan Sandes the New King of Leadville

What a crazy weekend of running!

Dave Mackey set a new CR at the Where's Waldo 100k to open the new Montrail UltraCup Series with a bang, with Ian Sharman taking second. Aliza Lapierre wins the Women's division (10:33).
(Dave Mackey crosses the finish in record time, photo courtesy of Long Run Pictures)

(Aliza Lapierre gets a hug from RD Craig Thornley at the finish, photo courtesy of Long Run Pictures)
South African Ryan Sandes clocked a blistering 16:46 at the Leadville Trail 100 for the win, while 2009 champion and local Lynette Clemons won the Women's division in a PB 19:56.

The unstoppable Matt Carpenter wins the Pike's Peak Marathon for the 18th time in 3:48 at age 47, 23 years after his first win in 1988. That's 18 for 18 for Matt!

The Gore-Tex TransRockies Stage Race kicked off, with the mighty duo of Jeff and Katie Caba getting a 40+ minute lead in the 80+ Mixed division in the first stage. Go Cabas!

Team Inov-8 teammate Ben Nephew was the fastest American at the IAU 50k World Trophy, clocking a 3:13 for 11th overall.

Phew! That's a lot of racing!



  1. 18 times? Is that the record for one person to win a major race? It has to be close, if not the world record.

  2. Matt's longevity is amazing, so is Mackey's! This is more inspiring then any new boy's record. Thanks for updates!

  3. Ultra running should have it's own page in the sports section of the newspaper. Thanks for the headlines, Scott. Keep up the good work.

  4. Enter the Sandman! Ryan is a legend. He set a high standard for the Springboks (South African Rugby team) for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Go Bokke!!!

    Pity ultra running does not get the same recognition in the Republick as other sports (except for the Comrades and Two Oceans).

  5. Its unbelievable that he won the Pike's Peak Marathon for the 18th time..
    Its great.. Really appreciable.


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