Nick Clark, Darcy Africa Win Wasatch
Midway, Utah, September 11. Nick Clark, a 36-year old native of Britain now living in Fort Collins, Colorado, was the first to finish at the 31st annual Wasatch Front 100. His time was 20 hours, 31 minutes. Neal Gorman of Washington, DC was second, nearly an hour behind. In so doing, Gorman completed the Grand Slam (Western States, Vermont, Leadville, and Wasatch) in 75 hours and 3 minutes, breaking Joe Kulak's 2003 record by four minutes.
Darcy Africa of Boulder, Colorado won the women's race in stellar fashion, beating runner-up Suzanne Lewis by more than four hours. Sixteen runners broke 24 hours to receive an induction into the Royal Order of the Crimson Cheetah. Eighty runners finished in under 30 hours, and a total of 182 finished within the 36-hour time limit. There were 246 starters.
1. Nicholas Clark, 36, Fort Collins, CO, 20:31
2. Neal Gorman, 34, Washington, DC, 21:29
3. Matthew Hart, 35, Seattle, WA, 21:54
4. Anthony Culpepper, 29, Prescott, AZ, 21:57
5. Mick Jurynec, 32, Salt Lake City, UT, 22:21
1. Darcy Africa, 35, Boulder, CO, 23:20
2. Suzanne Lewis, 34, Salt Lake City, UT, 27:27
3. Lorie Hutchison, 46, Salt Lake City, UT, 29:48
4. Catherine Litherland, 33, Grange-Over-Sands, UK, 29:52
5. Pam Reed, 49, Tucson, AZ, 30:16