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Olsen Shines at Rocky Road 100

 
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Coto de Caza, California, February 18. Jon Olsen of Modesto, California blitzed the Rocky Road 100 in 13:14:44, posting the seventh fastest American 100-mile performance in history. The race is held on a 15-mile out-and-back mostly groomed dirt surface, which is mostly flat with some small rolling hills. Olsen ran consistently throughout, posting split times of 2:00, 1:58, 1:56, 1:57, 1:59, and 2:02 for each 15-mile loop, and closed in 1:23 for the final ten miles.

Fifty-three-year-old Jeri Ginsburg was the women's winner. Ideal weather helped the cause. It was 46F at the 6 a.m. start, with high temperatures peaking in the low 60s under sunny skies.

 

Men
1. Jon Olsen, 37, Modesto, CA, 13:14:44
2. Nickademus Hollon, 21, San Diego, CA, 15:42:27
3. Ben Hian, 42, Carlsbad, CA, 16:29:40
4. Tomokazu Ihara, 34, Kenagawa, Japan, 16:52:59
5. John Ellis, 33, Long Beach, CA, 20:23:47

Women
1. Jeri Ginsburg, 53, San Diego, CA, 18:45:30
2. Stacey Costa, 43, Henderson, NV, 19:19:17
3. Catra Corbett, 47, Fremont, CA, 22:21:30
4. Jennifer Griste, 48, San Diego, CA, 24:05:15
5. Maria Vargas, 51, South Park, PA, 25:35:37


Left: Jon Olsen, shown while winning the 2009 Lake Sonoma 50 (akabill photo)