Results: Nichols notches win, other notables place in Pikes Peak

19 Aug 2015 15:25
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Marathon results

After runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013, Alex Nichols (3:46:40) finally broke through to take the top spot in the Pikes Peak Marathon along the Barr trail in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Close to 800 runners participated in the Rocky Mountain run up Pikes Peak and back, which climbs a total of 7,815 feet in elevation.
Abu Diriba secured second in the 60th running of the event just a few miles west of Colorado Springs with a time of 3:54:04.
Third-place finisher Rickey Gates (3:55:29) was the only other runner to come in under four hours.
For the women, it was Hirut Guangul (4:29:06) finishing first by more than 15 minutes.
Runner-up Hayley Benson (4:45:19) also had what it takes to best one of Pikes Peak’s most dominate competitors, Kim Dobson (4:46:59), who came in third a day after winning her fourth Pikes Peak Half Marathon.

Top 10 Men

1 Alex NICHOLS 3:46:40
2 Abu DIRIBA 3:54:04
3 Rickey GATES 3:55:29
4 Carlos RUIBAL 4:03:37
5 Darren THOMAS 4:08:59
6 Jared HAZEN 4:15:15
7 Jim REBENACK 4:27:43
8 Mark TORRES 4:28:16
9 Tim PARR 4:29:35
10 Jim COULSON 4:34:31

Top 10 Women

1 Hirut GUANGUL 4:29:06
2 Hayley BENSON 4:45:19
3 Kim DOBSON 4:46:59
4 Brandy ERHOLTZ 4:57:21
5 Salynda FLEURY 5:04:45
6 Megan KUNKEL 5:21:51
7 Kylie COLLINS 5:31:41
8 Andrea WILLIAMS 5:33:12
9 Connilee WALTER 5:35:32
10 Melissa BAY 5:40:07

Complete Results

Half Marathon results

More than 1,700 runners participated in the Pikes Peak main event.
None faster than Touru Miyahara (2:15:42), who now has victories in both the full (2013) and half.
Andy Wacker was next with a time of 2:18:36.
Tim Parr (2:23:52) finished less than a minute ahead of Simon Gutierrez (2:24:30) for third.
For the women, it was Kim Dobson (2:40:44) winning her fourth title in five years.
She set the course record in 2012 with a time of 2:24:58.
Former winner Brandy Erholtz (2:51:38) was back on the podium for the first time since placing third in 2012.
Erholtz is the only runner to ever beat Dobson (2009 and 2010).
Sophia Torres rounded out the top three with a time 3:03:01.

Top 10 Men

1 Touru MIYAHARA 2:15:42
2 Andy WACKER 2:18:36
3 Tim PARR 2:23:52
4 Simon GUTIERREZ 2:24:30
5 Peter MAKSIMOW 2:30:25
6 Galen BURRELL 2:30:55
7 Kyle O’BRIEN 2:32:08
8 Brian FOLTS 2:35:10
9 Jonathan SEVERY 2:38:29
10 Jason DONALD 2:38:42

Top 10 Women

1 Kim DOBSON 2:40:44
2 Brandyy ERHOLTZ 2:51:38
3 Sophia TORRES 3:03:01
4 Autumn RAY 3:04:27
5 Silke KOESTER 3:05:21
6 Sarah GUHL 3:10:41
7 Amy BATSON 3:10:58
8 Crystal GOECKER 3:14:13
9 Kristina MASCARENAS 3:14:43
10 Bret SCOFIELD 3:15:19

Complete Results