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Meltzer, Pastalkova Win at Massanutten

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Fort Valley, Virginia, May 15. Eva Pastalkova set a new women's record and Karl Meltzer won for the third time at the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100. Meltzer finished comfortably in front of Neal Gorman for the win, the 30th 100-mile win of his illustrious career. This also marks the 12th consecutive year that Meltzer has won a 100-mile race.

Pastalkova nudged Sue Johnston's course record by seven minutes and won by more than three hours. Runners endured several rain showers, and some typical spring Virginia heat and humidity. Of the 195 starters, 132 finished within the 36-hour time limit.

1. Karl Meltzer, 43, Sandy, UT, 18:18:28
2. Neal Gorman, 34, Washington, DC, 19:40:11
3. David Frazier, 25, Harrisonburg, VA, 21:25:08
4. Evan Cestari, 31, Sherwood, WI, 21:32:35
5. Jason Lantz, 30, Lancaster, PA, 22:15:21

1. Eva Pastalkova, 35, Ashburn, VA, 22:30:43 (new course record, old record Sue Johnston, 2005, 22:38:00)
2. Sheryl Wheeler, 48, Rhinebeck, NY, 25:53:36
3. Kathleen Cusick, 36, Knoxville, TN, 27:00:30
4. Kristina Folcik, 33, Willington, CT, 29:29:27
4. Kari Brown, 37, Bedford, PA, 29:29:27

For complete results, see http://www.vhtrc.org/mmt/2011/results.htm

Top left: Eva Pastalkova
Below left: the view everyone in the race had of Karl Meltzer
Top right: Jack Kurisky and Steven Anderson
Below right: Dave Ploskonka

(photos by Bobby Gill)