Monday, August 22, 2011

Lightfoot Leads Over Hope Pass

Team Salomon runners Ricky Lightfoot and Tom Owens won the second stage of the 2011 GoreTex TransRockies Run from Victorville to Twin Lakes today in 1h52m.

The 14 mile stage, which included a 3200ft ascent to the summit of the 13,000 ft Hope Pass, proved to be another great battle in the Men's Open division. Defending champ Max King and Ryan Bak finished second on the stage (1h53m) with Day 1 winners Mike Smith and Jason Wolfe third in 1h54m. Smith and Wolfe were close enough to Lightfoot and co, that they retained the GC lead.

Cynthia and Ashley Arnold retained their lead in the Women's open class by winning the day's stage in 2h20m. They were well ahead of Amy Lane and Sabrina Moran who finished in 2h34m.

Team EverymanTri athletes Paul Shippey and Lori Lyons, moved up to 5th in the Mixed 80+ division with a solid run in 3h20m. Shippey, struggling with a sprained ankle, sustained in avoiding his teammate's fall on stage one, hung in to finish despite some discomfort on the steep descents.

For more detailed race results go to:

Location:Leadville, Day 2

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