King and Bak take control at TRR

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Wed 24 Aug '11

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Defending Trans Rockies champion Max King, along with new partner Ryan Bak, yesterday took control of the 2011 event with a convincing win on the tough 24 mile stage 3…

If there’s an athlete in the TransRockies field who’s got stage race pacing dialled, it’s defending TransRockies champion Max King. Today, he and partner Ryan Bak gave it a full effort and were able to put time into the rest of their competition finishing the Stage in a scorching 2:47:03, twenty minutes faster than last year’s winning time.

In the process, they wrestled the overall lead from Jason Wolfe and Mike Smith who finished nearly seven minutes behind in second place. Team Colorado Runner/INOV-8 (Alex Nichols/Peter Maskimow) jumped onto the podium for the first time finishing third, though they were unable to move the British Salomon pair of Ricky Lightfoot and Tom Owens out of third place overall.

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Rickey Gates leads Anna Frost

Rickey Gates and Anna Frost continue to pile it on in the mixed category and now lead by almost 25 minutes. Similarly the sister-act of Ashley and Cynthia Arnold dominate the women’s section, leading by 26 mins.

Stage report here, results here and images here

As Stage 4 sees the runners head out of Nova Guides to Red Cliff for 14.2 miles and 2,800 feet of gain, racing should once more be hot…

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  1. Paul Bateson Aug 25, 08:40 AM

    Interesting to see pic of Ricky Gates and Anna Frost, they look to be using a tow line. Not often you see this outside of Adventure racing.

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