At the start line in Manitou Springs, CO around 6:30am on Saturday.
Avoiding the rain under the awning at the laundromat. JV in blue hooded jacket in front of me, me, Jeff Kunkle in red, Hoot in blue, Mark Silas barely visible in back and Terri Horvath in grayish jacket.
Pushing my way in front of Wayne Herrick and Kunkle in the start.
At the summit just before I finished. It was 32 degrees, snowing and blowing 20 to 30mph. Cold! Those are some hearty volunteers. Thank you volunteers!!
JV at the finish ready to get inside and get into some warm clothes. He finished in 2:53.
Kunkle taking it to the hole strong! He finished in 3:02.
Me rounding the last corner before the finish.
And finishing strong. I finished in 3:12.
In the shuttle van down to the Devil's Playground parking area.
Pikes Peak Ascent finishers shirt. The sleeves are too short!
Pikes Peak on Sunday morning before the start of the Pikes Peak Marathon. Much better day to start.
These ladies took 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th respectively. Strong work!
The Incline trail goes straight up that mountain. Thankfully, we didn't have to run on that.
Pikes Peak Marathon start on Sunday morning.