Dawn over the Golden Gate (from the car...)
With Tom Kaisersatt and Pierre-Yves Couteau
With Peter (vespapower.com)
Agnes, Jean and the ultra prodigies: Kyle Skaggs, Anton Krupicka, Erik Skaggs
Pierre-Yves Coutean, Rob Evans, Mark Tanaka
Getting ready for a fast start
Mark doing last minute push-ups!
Fritz Van de Kamp (red, left), Rob (yellow), Erik (green), Sean (background), David Goggins (white), Victor Ballesteros (blue), Leor Pattilat (orange)
Here we are, for 4 hours, more or less...
Maybe more than 4 hours...
Race Director, Tropical John Medinger, with one monkey off his shoulders: the runner are on the course
Stinson Beach turnaround (1/2): Erik (53 minutes!)
Stison Beach (1/2): Erik (53 minutes!)
No time to eat, let's go!
Brother Kyle with Erik (Stinson Beach, 1/2)
Stinson Beach (1/2): Leor Pantilat (55 minutes)
Stinson Beach (1/2): Fritz in third, Tim Knudsen in fourth
Fritz Van de Kamp
Jean Pommier (me...) reaching Stinson Beach in fifth and 59 minutes
Just a cup of water. With Graham Cooper in the background.
Off we are for the second Dipsea leg
Roy Rivers (Stinson Beach, first turnaround)
Jonathan Kimura (from Cupertino, like me)
Victor Ballesteros and Jenn Shelton
Jenn, still flying
David Goggins and Rob Evans
Rob and David on their way back, Sean getting in
Judoka and ultraholic Sean Lang (Stinson Beach 1/2)
Pierre-Yves (red) and With Rambach (green) - Stinson Beach (1/2)
Mark Tanaka and Prudence L'Heureux, followed by Bruce La Belle
Bruce Labelle, one of the original eight QD runners in 1983
Suzanna Bon following Will Gotthardt (black hat)
Stinson Beach views
The Stinson Beach aid station crew waiting for Erik's second lap
Here he comes! Erik at Stinson Beach (2/2) in 2:52!
No pain, no gain, right?!
Erik and Kyle Skaggs
The cup hasn't touched the ground yet, Erik is off!
Go, go, go!
Fritz now in second: focused and fast!
Coming in third and 3:06
My Brooks Inspire Daily singlet autographed by Scott Jurek (it helps! ;-)
Let's go, one last time (fourth and last Dipsea for today!)
Leaving Stinson Beach (2/2) with Christopher Mercaldi
Chris Hauth closing the gap
Leor Pantillat now 6th but not giving up!
Victor Ballesteros in 7th
The bridge getting to the finish line, one flat section at last! ;-)
Fritz' cancer survivor bracelet (LiveStrong)
Fritz finishing second overall in 4:15:28
No time to stop at the crosswalk!
Here am I, 3rd overall, 1st Masters, 4:19:19, a new Personal Best
The Mill Valley aid station (start/finish)
With today's heroe and new course record holder
With Erik, who did beat Carl 1992 CR by 13 sconds!
Sean, 11th, 4:38:41
Rob Evans, 15th, 4:42:38
With Rob, my pacer at Westen States '07
Mark Tanaka, 19th, 4:46:33
Anton, Kyle, Erik, Jenn, reflecting on the race (maybe)
Suzanna Bon, 1st woman overall and Masters, 4:51:38
Pierre-Yves' finish time (too fast for the photo! ;-)
With Pierre-Yves, happy with his first sub-5-hr Quad
With Bruce La Belle, one of the original eight Quad Disea runners in 1983! (35th and 5:14:27, 26 years later)
Gorgeous views of San Francisco on the way back
Blue sky over the Golden Gate bridge
Stinson Beach panorama (video)