The Pikes Peak Ascent kicked off as we speak at 7 a.m. native time. Toeing the beginning line on the streets of Manitou Springs, Colorado quantities to a singular second for the various who be part of the deeply aggressive subject every year. The target is easy however daunting: climb the requisite 7,815 ft to the end line just under the Pikes Peak summit at 14,050’ sooner than everybody else. The 13.32-mile course up the well-known Barr Path averages — averages — an 11% grade. And that’s the way in which it’s been for 66 years.
As a part of this 12 months’s Golden Path World Sequence (GTWS), this version of the Ascent noticed a stacked subject take off underneath an unobstructed solar and funky temperatures. Whereas the Pikes Peak Marathon has beforehand been featured within the GTWS, the change was made to the shorter race this 12 months to permit rivals higher race once more on the subsequent GTWS race on the Flagstaff Sky Peaks in Arizona subsequent weekend.
A wrinkle within the Pikes Peak Ascent prize purse: anybody who clocks a sooner time than one the organizers set earlier than the race banks an additional $10,000. This 12 months’s occasions to beat have been 2 hours even for males, and a pair of:21 for girls. Briefly, it appeared like Rémi Bonnet had a shot — however ultimately, neither he nor girls’s race winner Nienke Brinkman claimed it.
2022 Pikes Peak Ascent Girls’s Race
Brinkman captured the ladies’s title with a time only a few minutes again of the course file, whereas Maude Mathys ran sizzling on her heels whereas transferring up within the second half of the race
[In 2015, Mathys received a warning without suspension from the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases of Swiss Olympic for two positive tests for clomifene (previously clomiphene) after it was determined that she was mistakenly taking the drug without first obtaining a World Anti-Doping Agency Therapeutic Use Exemption.]
Brinkman completed in 2:27:26 to take the win. The Dutch sensation threatened at occasions to interrupt Kim Dobson’s 2012 course file, however completed reasonably behind Dobson’s 2:24:58 mark. (Dobson ran this 12 months, ending fifth.) Sophia Laukli ran six minutes again of Mathys and 5 minutes after of Allie McLaughlin in taking third.
- Nienke Brinkman (Nike Path) — 2:27:26
- Maude Mathys (Salomon) — 2:28:40
- Sophia Laukli (Salomon) — 2:34:30
- Allie McLaughlin (On) — 2:39:40
- Kim Dobson (Group BP Run CO) — 2:40:45
- Blandine L’hirondel (Evadict) — 2:44:17
- Bailey Kowalczyk (Salomon) — 2:46:43
- Élise Poncet (Sidas/Matryx) — 2:47:30
- EmKay Sullivan (Craft) — 2:48:37
- Sara Alonso (Salomon) — 2:49:21
Full outcomes right here.
2022 Pikes Peak Ascent Males’s Race
Close to the halfway level of the climb, Bonnet led Joseph Grey by 45 seconds — a good margin however removed from comfy. Eight males handed the trailside marker, “½ approach to Heaven,” shortly earlier than Barr Camp inside roughly three and a half minutes.
Grey dogged Bonnet, and a few dwell feed trackers thought he may execute a go close to race finish. However ultimately, no person may catch Bonnet, who gained with a 2:07:02.
Drama did ensue behind Bonnet, as Daniel Osanz overtook Grey late after which gained a ways on the 38-year-old. Osanz clocked a 2:08:42, properly behind Bonnet but additionally a half minute forward of Grey, who completed third.
- Rémi Bonnet (Salomon/Crimson Bull) — 2:07:02
- Daniel Osanz (Adidas Terrex) — 2:08:42
- Joseph Grey (Hoka) — 2:09:13
- Eli Hemming — 2:09:54
- Francesco Puppi (Nike Path) — 2:12:56
- Chad Corridor — 2:14:02
- Anthony Felber (Sidas/Matryx) — 2:15:19
- Sylvain Cachard (Hoka) — 2:16:35
- Henri Aymonod (The North Face) — 2:20:13
- Ruy Ueda (Crimson Bull) — 2:20:58
Full outcomes right here.