Racers who enjoy the experience of competing over long distances, navigation and riding self-supported, had another chance to compete in late July and August in the Colorado Trail Race, which kicked off at noon on July 28. Ethan Passant and Trish Stevenson were the first to finish the 530 mile event, which started at the Waterton Canyon Trailhead in Denver and finished at the Junction Creek Trailhead in Durango.
Passant finished in five days, two hours and 26 minutes. Jason Shelman was second in five days, three hours and 49 minutes while Chris Plesko ended up third in five days, six hours and 27 minutes.
Stevenson became the first woman to complete the race in a time of seven days, one hour and 46 minutes. She was sixth of the nine total finishers - no doubt her experience racing the much longer Great Divide race paid off.