The 7am start group gathers at the start.
Men's winner, Rusty Snow, before the race.
Simon Gutierrez and Adam Goucher
Men's second place finisher, Matt Leduc, warming up.
The elite group starts.
2011 Champion and this year's third-place finisher, Paul Thomas.
Women's Champion, Robyn Benincasa.
Women's second-place finisher, Mary Decker Slaney
Project Athena team members Ann Hall and Robyn Benincasa with Mary Decker Slaney.
ElliptiGO 24 hr distance record holder, Dan Waggoner. (234 miles)
Martin Wildgoose accompanies his daughter and 2011 Women's Champion, Tammy Wildgoose, in the final climb.
The competitors at the top of Palomar Mountain
Men's top 3 (L to R): Paul Thomas (3rd), Rusty Snow (1st), Matt Leduc (2nd)
Women's Top 3 (L to R): Robyn Benincasa (1st), Mary Decker Slaney (2nd), Erin Whiting (3rd) with ElliptiGO Co-Founder Bryan Pate
2012 Champion Rusty Snow
2012 Champions Rusty Snow and Robyn Benincasa