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Pikes Peak Marathon - RunMarathon

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
United States
Total Time = 7h 07m 56s
Overall Rank = 338/531
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 11/12
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  • 26.2 miles
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Pikes Peak results for ‘SCOTT J BURKE’
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Pos Div Mpos Mdiv First Mi Last Age City State Asc Dwn Mar Grp Sex Race Year
387 25/40 SCOTT J BURKE 21 USAFA CO 3:49:03 20-24 M A 1995
364 17/32 SCOTT J BURKE 22 COLORADO SPGS CO 3:53:53 20-24 M A 1996
338 11/12 SCOTT J BURKE 23 COLORADO SPGS CO 4:07:02 3:00:54 7:07:56 20-24 M M 1997

Last updated: 2008-06-30 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 26.2 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/531
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2008-06-30 4:18 PM

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Subject: Pikes Peak Marathon

2008-07-06 6:56 AM
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# 1
Ok. I know your Pikes Peak race was back in 1997, but you gotta give us something in terms of details about the race

I am hoping you had as much fun as some of my friends did in years past. I have this on my ToDo list someday soon. (My friends are very persuasive)

WaterDog66 · 2008-06-30 5:43 PM
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# 2
Hello! I think this is my first 'Inspire me' message. Just signed up of BT this year and am adding some old races.

Pikes Peak Marathon was some time ago for me but still something I think back to often. I grew up in Colorado and had done a fair amount of high altitude hiking (climbed 35 of the 54 peaks in Colo over 14k ft.) I had done the 'Ascent' two years in a row and thought I would try the Marathonn even though I had never run a 'flat' mary or even half mary. You might want to try the Ascent first (which is just a half mary up to the top on the day before). Looking at you log though, I'm sure you could handle the descent which is relatively fast and ez.

The trail is very well established and includes a lot of 'switch backs'. The run really turns into a power hike toward the top for most people. The air is thin and normally cold and windy above tree line. The descent is fun. The pros seemed to be out of control and 'falling' down the mountain. I had some stomach issues coming down likely due to nutrition issues. I was young and inexperienced.

The book they sell on the web site is a good read about the history of the event and what you can expect.

If you want to run the event, I'd recommend some high altitude running or even hiking above tree line to get a sense of what it is like in the thin air.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Take care, Scott

burkesj · 2008-07-01 9:47 AM

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