Macias wins Pike Peak Ascent in style

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Sat 20 Aug '11


Mario Macias

Self-proclaimed ‘road racer’ Mario Macias took a gun to tape victory in today’s Pikes Peak Ascent race in Colorado. The 29 year-old’s time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 57 seconds being the second-fastest time ever on the event…


In superb conditions, and having built a 50 metre lead into mile one, Macias built an advantage that it was a full 7 minutes by the time they reached the top of this famous mountain, ahead of ‘local’ athlete Tommy Manning. 2-time PPA winner Simon Gutierrez was third.

Provisional top 6 – men
1 Mario Macias 2:08:57 Alamosa, CO
2 Tommy Manning 2:15:43 Colorado Spgs, CO
3 Simon Gutierrez 2:18:15 Colorado Spgs, CO
4 Jason C Delaney 2:20:03 Golden, CO
5 Josh Eberly 2:22:26 Gunnison, CO
6 Rickey Gates 2:22:58 Woody Creek, CO


Kim Dobson nears the Pikes Peak summit

In the women’s race there was a massive win for Kim Dobson. Her winning time of 2:34:07 was just 36 seconds outside of the women’s record of 2:33:41 set 30 years ago by Lynn Bjorklund! Such Dobson’s effort that she finished a massive 14 minutes up on Cynthia Arnold, who was followed by Lisa Goldsmith for third.

The race formed part of the season-long Skyrunner World Series, and full results are available here, with a great report by local new outlet Pikes Peak Sports here.


Macias and Dobson celebrate

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  1. Tony Mollica Aug 21, 01:17 AM

    Congratulations to Mario and Kim on a great race!

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