The third stage of the 6-day GORE-TEX TransRockies Run began in Leadville, Colorado and ended at Camp Hale. Stage 3 covered 24.3 miles, with 2,700ft of elevation gain. As we are now halfway through the event, signs of cumulative fatigue are beginning to show in many of the racers - the massage and medical tents are busy!
In addition to the team-based 6-day event, the GORE-TEX TransRockies offers a RUN3 event, in which racers participate solo for just three of the stages (58 miles). The RUN3 event has concluded, with Oregon-based Max King (Montrail) and Flagstaff-based Alicia Shay dominating the Men's and Women's categories. King covered the 24.3 miles of trail in 3h8m and Shay blazed through in 3h15m. Shay's times have been surprisingly close to speedster King's all week, which indicates she is definitely someone to watch in the trail scene.