300+ runners from 18 countries made it to the start line today at the TransRockies Run 2017. The 11th edition of this 6 day 120 mile stage run started in Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado and finished at Beaver Creek – a 20 mile stage. Weather forecast called a high of 75 degrees and partly sunny skies. Runners will gain 2500ft of elevation gain during stage 1.
48 men 74 women started the solo division – there are a few categories of race:- Solo: Open Men, Open Women, 50+ Men, 50+ Women Team: 100+ Open, 80+ Mixed, 80+ Men, 80+ Women, Open Mixed, Open Women, Open Men *80+ and 100+ is combined age of teammates.
Here are the top solo runners positions after stage 1. Magdalena Boulet leads the women and Chad Trammell leads the men.
|2||Stephanie Weigel||Las Vegas||CAN||3:11:22.7|
|3||Drew Miller||New York||USA||2:34:05.4|
TransRockies Run is extremely proud to welcome Mirna Valerio, a writer, teacher and public speaker from Raburn Gap Georgia. She is one of the founding members of Trailandultrarunning.com and has been featured in Runner’s World and Women’s Running Magazine. She’s very excited to take on TRR 2017 and you can follow her at @themirnavator on IG and on her blog at http://fatgirlrunning-fatrunner.blogspot.com/.
An earlier version of this article included 2016 stage 1 results.