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A Variety of Winners Boast Titles at PPRR’s Nielson Challenge

The Nielson Challenge, a monthly 2 mile Pikes Peak Roadrunners Event, was held yesterday in Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs.

The ‘winners’ of this monthly challenge are uniquely determined – those that best their handicap by the largest margin. Kristina Tabares ran the 2 mile race in 19:42, besting her handicap by 4:55. Kristina was the winner for the women and overall for the race, based on her improvement in performance.

Wyatt Bledsoe was the male with the biggest improvement, finishing the 2 mile event in 20:17; and running 2:01 faster than his handicap.

The first male and female across the finish line, however, were Pat McGuire (10:41) and Rochelle Persson (12:25).

The event also offers a 1-mile race. Both races are run on hard packed dirt trails; 144 runners finished Saturday’s race.

For a complete listing of Colorado race results, click here.