Monday, July 7, 2008

Firecracker 50, National Marathon Championships

What an amazing weekend to be spent celebrating the old Red White & Blue in Breckenridge. The race earned stars & stripes jerseys for the marathon national champions while the town of Breckenridge embraced the event & the spirit of the entire weekend. It was beautiful to see the energy of the race, town & holiday culminate into a bombastic weekend. The Dales Pale Ale / Spot Brand team again was out on the town & at the starting line. The team was lead by the amazing performance of Jen Gersbach who finished 3rd in the women's pro national championship race & the tandem of Megan Monroe & Brian Fuentes who won the Maverick Coed division by over 15 minutes. Hometown hero Travis Lukens also had a fine day finishing the 50 miles & nearly 11,000 feet of climbing on his Spot Brand(CDS) Singelspeed in 4 hours & 42 minutes, good enough for 6th place in the SS category. Here are some images from Eddie's stash.
Jen was fast from start to finish in a breakout performance.The better looking half of team Monroe/Fuentes heads to the finish.
Brian has been flying all year, congrats on a great start to the 2008 season manIt was a long hard dusty day for me, but I made it just under 5 hours.aaaahhhhh it feels good to be done.

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