Colorado Runners on Top at Sky Race


Two Colorado runners won at the Broken Arrow Skyrace on Sunday, October 3, a three-day event held at the Palisades Tahoe resort in Olympic Valley, California. Joseph Gray, 37, Colorado Springs, and Janelle Lincks, 28, Thornton won the event.

The race switchbacked up single-track trails and circumnavigated the resort, climbing from 6,214 feet to a high point of 8,855 feet and then returning to the finish for a total of 5,030 feet of vertical gain. Gray finished in 1:52:44 followed just two seconds later by Darren Thomas, 27, Colorado Springs, CO, winner of Friday’s VK. In third was Andy Wacker, 33, Boulder, CO, timed in 1:53:12.

On the women’s side, Lincks started out conservatively through the village and after the first climb had moved into the lead, a position she kept to the finish. Her winning time of 2:14:04 bested second-place finisher Emkay Sullivan, 27, Reno, NV, by more than three minutes. Sullivan’s time was 2:17:19. In third, Bailey Kowalczyk, 26, Boulder, CO, was timed in 2:19:43.

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