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Grant and Dong win Park City Point to Point

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Ryan O'Dell

Larrabee claims singlespeed crown

The womens podium at the Park City Point to Point

The womens podium at the Park City Point to Point

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The Park City Point 2 Point put up a $14,000 total cash purse, featuring equal payout to both women and men. The Utah race features the area's best singletrack, hitting Park City's three world-class resorts along the way.

According to Race Director Jay Burke, "This race challenges racers to big miles and lots of vertical both up and down, and it's not gentle!" The race course features 75+ miles and is composed of about 90% singletrack.

Men

Four-time defending PCP2P champion Alex Grant (Sho-Air/Cannondale) made it five in a row completing the course in 6:24:37.

"Coming into this year I tried not to put too much pressure on myself, but I was confident that I could take a fifth win," said Grant. "I knew it wouldn't come easy with all the other great riders in the race. I know this streak can't go on forever and I've been happy to stretch it out for as long as I have."

Eight minutes later, Jay Henry (Tokyo Joe's) captured second in 6:32:22. Nine minutes behind Henry was Nathan Miller (Pivot Cycles) at 6:41:55. "At the bottom of the Deer Valley climb is where I saw Alex attack. Jay got on his wheel while Evan Plews and I followed closely behind. Half-way up the climb, I was able to get into third place and stay there for the remainder of the day."

Just seconds apart, Cary Smith (Team CF) took fourth place in 6:51:18 ahead of Sam Sweetser (Cole Sport Racing), who finished in 6:51:39. After admittedly missing a critical turn at high speed near the Park City aid station, before turning back and climbing up to where he missed the turn, Evan Plews (Ibis/Kenda/Reall) lost several spots yet still managed to finish sixth on the day.

Women

In one of the largest women's fields this season with 28 women competing, Evelyn Dong (White Pine Racing/Jans.com) crossed the line more than 20 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor to take the women's division in 7:18:09.

"I was a little disappointed that my all-time favorite trail TG's was taken out but at the end, I was glad we came down the new Corvair Trail instead, way more forgiving on the arms," said Dong.

"The only snafu in my race was accidentally detouring about five minutes past the turn at the top of Deer Valley. I ended up on the Guard road and realized I was in the wrong spot, so had to do a little backtracking. Gretchen caught me soon after that and kept me on my toes! I stayed on the gas after that and having the home trail advantage helped. Not to mention the hometown cheering squad, that boosted morale a lot."

Gretchen Reeves (Tokyo Joe's) took second in 7:39:27, one of just three women to finish sub eight on the day. "I was riding in a pack of guys and was pretty surprised to see Evelyn around the 40-mile mark. I rode up within striking distance hoping to follow her lines to the next feed zone. Unfortunately, I detonated shortly thereafter when I ran out of food and water and started to overheat. It took a while to bounce back and after taking a digger, I decided to play it safe and just enjoy the rest of the ride, which I did."

Seventeen minutes later, Marlee Dixon (Summit Velo) crossed the line at 7:56:35 with Rachel Hadley (Basalt Bike and Ski) in fourth in 8:06:03 and Sarah Kaufman (NoTubes Elite Women) taking the fifth podium spot in 8:23:42.

Singlespeed

After finishing second in 2011 and getting the win in 2012, Cory Larrabee (Kuhl) repeated by edging out NUE Series contender, AJ Linnell, by just one minute finishing 7:03:47. Linnell (Fitzgerald's Bicycles/Misfit Psycles), an NUE SS contender desperately needed this win to challenge four-time reigning champion Gerry Pflug (Team CF) for the NUE Series title at the Fool's Gold 100 Championship.

At the start of the race, Linnell mistakenly left with the men's open wave. He led the entire race and appeared to have won the race in front of cheering fans at the finish line in 7:04:49. That is until chip timing revealed that Larrabee, who had correctly left in a later wave, had bested him by one minute.

"I'm not really sure what to think about the race, still shocked by the outcome. I was way stoked to have held my lead and stayed in contention for the NUE Series SS championship, so it was crushing to check the results board an hour later and discover that because Corey started in a wave two minutes behind me, he had completed the course a minute faster and thus was the actual winner, brutal. It seemed like everybody was a little surprised by that outcome, an unexpected side-effect of chip-timing. I'm going to the Fool's Gold anyway to see how I can compete against the singlespeed field at the NUE championship event. Here's to riding fast and racing hard!"

Brent Cannon (Canyon Bicycles) finished third in 7:50:14. Seven minutes later, Darrell Roundy (Wild Child Cycles) rolled into fourth in 7:57:20, three minutes ahead of Jacob Whipple (Methow Cycle Sport/Blue Star Coffee) in 8:00:05.

2011 Master's Champion turned SS, Doug "The Hulk" Andrews (Goeladders.com) blew in three minutes later, riding rigid and sporting a skinny "Furious Fred" tire lacking few signs of visible tread, bubbled out, and ready to blow. Interesting to note, had the 52-year-old Andrews been entered in the masters division, he would have handily won the division finishing 8:03.00.

Masters 50+

Gary Gardiner (Bountiful Bikes) rolled into victory finishing in 8:14:52. Five minutes behind the lead, Marland Whaley (Red Barn Bicycles) finished second in 8:19:36.

"At approximately one hour into the race, I had a rock rip up my rear tire. Because it was so soon after the start and I spent too much time repairing it, I was caught and passed by the 8 and 9-hour seeds."

"I was stuck sometimes behind 10-20 riders in line and actually stopping on some of the many hairpin turns. It wasn't their fault, they were doing their best, but there was just nowhere to pass. I was able to find my way free at about 50 miles and had a really fun race to the finish with a fairly clean trail before me."

John Lauck (Bountiful Bikes p/b Threshold) finished third in 8:32:59. "After last year's slugfest through the rain, lightning and cold, I was looking forward to a rematch with better training and nice weather. Saturday didn't disappoint with sunny warm weather and better legs coming off of a good day and podium at Pierre's Hole."

Three minutes later, Steve Mower (3B Yoga) rolled into fourth at 8:34:49 with Andy Leifer (Willas Wheels) hot on his heels just two minutes back at 8:36:06.

Results

Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alex Grant (Sho-Air/Cannondale) 6:24:37  
2 Jay Henry (Tokyo Joes) 0:07:45  
3 Nathan Miller (Pivot Cycles/Light & Motion/Honey Stinger) 0:17:18  
4 Cary Smith (Team Cf) 0:26:41  
5 Sam Sweetser (Cole Sport Racing) 0:27:02  
6 Evan Plews (Ibis/Kenda/Reall) 0:31:08  
7 Will Mcdonald (Cole Sport Racing) 0:35:13  
8 Drew Free (Rev) 0:36:57  
9 Chris Holley (Kuhl) 0:37:08  
10 Matt Woodruff (Kuhl) 0:38:23  
11 Brandon Firth (Rocky Mountain) 0:39:08  
12 Aaron Phillips (Euclid) 0:43:29  
13 Erik Harrington (Rmcc) 0:47:54  
14 Hunter Keating (Vassago Cycles) 0:49:54  
15 Stewart Gross (Griggs Ortho) 0:50:11  
16 Jeff Higham (Kuhl/Rocky Mountain) 0:52:11  
17 Travis Mullen (Team Mullen) 0:56:39  
18 Jon Russell (Soel Boutique) 0:57:19  
19 Quinten Bingham (Roosters Bikers Edge) 1:02:09  
20 Wilhelm Curt (Curt Wilhelm) 1:02:37  
21 Aaron Campbell (Bountiful Bicycle) 1:08:32  
22 Tom Goth (Unattached) 1:09:53  
23 Kyle Taylor (Henderson Tn) 1:12:08  
24 Brian Tolbert (Kuhl) 1:12:59  
25 Justin Doll (Bountiful Bicycle Racing Team) 1:15:18  
26 Jonas Croft (Revolution) 1:15:36  
27 Stewart Goodwin (Kuhl) 1:17:50  
28 Brock Cannon (Cole Sport) 1:18:12  
29 Gabe Klamer (Fitzgerald Bicycles) 1:18:29  
30 Bart Flynn (The Bike Hub) 1:20:26  
31 George Flynn (The Bike Hub) 1:20:28  
32 Sam Young (Santa Cruz) 1:20:34  
33 Shawn Hadley (Xessential Basalt Bike & Ski) 1:22:41  
34 Ezekiel Hersh (Honey Stinger/Bontrager Off-Road) 1:22:49  
35 Jesse Doll (Montanacyclocross.Com) 1:24:55  
36 Ty Hansen (Revolution/Peak Fasteners) 1:26:06  
37 Dennis Barrett (Bountiful Bicycle P/B Threshold Sports) 1:26:36  
38 Mike Hileman (Eye Gear Optical) 1:28:55  
39 Christopher Peters (Ecs/Snow Chicken) 1:31:00  
40 Ross Toelcke (Great Northern Cycles) 1:32:31  
41 Darren Lacy (Yetis Grind) 1:32:48  
42 Christian Faatz (Kuhl/Rocky Mountain) 1:32:51  
43 David Stockham (Experticity) 1:33:15  
44 Michael Piker (Team Jackson Hole) 1:33:36  
45 John Malloy (Etna Brewing Company/ De Salvo Custom Cycles) 1:35:47  
46 Chris Pic (Scott Sports) 1:38:26  
47 Connor Barrett (Bountiful Bicycle Pb Threshold) 1:38:38  
48 Jake Hollander (Salt Cycles) 1:42:02  
49 Karl Vizmeg (Revolution /Peak Fasteners) 1:42:05  
50 Joseph Sipe (Bacon) 1:43:35  
51 Matt Brown (Revolution) 1:43:44  
52 Jeff Jarvie (Health Catalyst) 1:44:18  
53 Paul Nash (Paul Nash) 1:46:00  
54 Adam Cole (Cole Sport) 1:48:09  
55 Justin Salvas (Batch 171) 1:48:14  
56 Dominick Layfield (Competitive Cyclist) 1:51:04  
57 Keith Collins (Bach Builders) 1:52:18  
58 Craig Carlson (Rose Printing Co.) 1:52:26  
59 Paul Davis (Top Gear) 1:53:29  
60 Kevin Wilde (Specialized SLC) 1:59:12  
61 Justin Healy (Plan 7/Brightface) 1:59:26  
62 Dave Byers (Athlete360) 2:00:41  
63 Kevin Winzeler (Kevin Winzeler Photography) 2:02:41  
64 Joshua Carter (Tosh/Backcountry.Com) 2:03:02  
65 Bill Watson (Utah Mountain Bike.Com) 2:06:14  
66 Douglas Blackburn (Douglas Blackburn) 2:12:02  
67 Brandon Smith (Wild Child Cycles) 2:12:12  
68 Jason Mcgrew (Specialized Bicycles) 2:15:40  
69 Ed Palmer (Fusion) 2:16:19  
70 Joel Wilson (Jjj) 2:16:35  
71 Jeremy Branch (Revolution Racing) 2:16:53  
72 Ryan Thompson (Mad Dog Cycles) 2:17:01  
73 Kevin Jacobsen (Gas/Intrinsik) 2:17:10  
74 Rich Abbott (Revolution/Peak Fasteners) 2:19:04  
75 Cameron Cook (Kuhl) 2:20:44  
76 Danny Larisch (4Life Mad Dog) 2:24:29  
77 Troy Michaud (Troy Michaud) 2:25:30  
78 Matthew Peterson 2:25:49  
79 Filip Wojcikowski Bountiful Bicycle) 2:26:17  
80 Scott Allen (Young Riders) 2:28:56  
81 Tim Rude (Porcupine) 2:29:27  
82 Marc-Francois Bradley (Sophrona) 2:30:02  
83 Zak Brown (Unsponsored) 2:30:48  
84 Enrico Cecala (Sekis Cycles) 2:31:49  
85 Lance Anderson (Revolution/Caf Rio) 2:32:10  
86 Solon Linton (Team Linton) 2:35:23  
87 Greg Roberts 2:35:47  
88 Andrew Davis Bountiful Bicycle Pb Threshold) 2:36:33  
89 James Crawford (Bountiful Bicycle P/B Threshold Sports) 2:37:08  
90 Jeff Martinez (SLC Grassroots) 2:39:22  
91 Garrett Fletcher (Wacky Apple) 2:39:59  
92 Mark Draper (Team Wheels 4 Life) 2:40:03  
93 Rene Herrera (Herrera Rene) 2:41:40  
94 Gary Wekluk (Utahmountainbiking.Com) 2:42:49  
95 Darren Balls (Sbr Utah) 2:44:28  
96 Ted Cheeseman (Team Sea Level) 2:44:34  
97 Rich Caramadre (Rich) 2:44:35  
98 Shawn Frye (Salt Lake City Grassroots) 2:45:16  
99 Nathan Collier (Pedal Pushers) 2:46:00  
100 Mark Gullett (Kuat Racks) 2:46:47  
101 Jared Cieslewicz (Jared C) 2:47:21  
102 Brian Potempa (Team Rambo) 2:47:46  
103 David Updike (Art Herrmann) 2:49:02  
104 Chad Leblanc (Chad Leblanc) 2:50:00  
105 Eric Coomer (Corvus Velo) 2:54:33  
106 Justin Edwards (Oracle Cycling) 2:54:42  
107 Timothy Waddell (Adobe) 2:55:00  
108 Pablo Tokarz (SLC Grassroots) 2:55:25  
109 Chris Glomb (North Ogden Ut) 2:56:42  
110 Steven Doolan (Cole Sport) 2:57:14  
111 Lance Gay (Lance) 2:57:22  
112 Dan Johnson (Muskrats) 3:05:05  
113 Cole Anderson (N/A) 3:05:45  
114 Keith Payne (4Life-Mad Dog Cycles) 3:06:46  
115 Michael Johnson (Muskrats) 3:07:07  
116 Andy Cessna (Salty Nuts) 3:09:41  
117 Mark Holmstrom (Epic Sport) 3:09:51  
118 Mike Sherman (Broken Spoke Cycling) 3:10:27  
119 Tony Karwowski (Karwowski Racing) 3:12:13  
120 Chris Cochella (Salt Lake City Ut) 3:13:21  
121 Jeremy Larsen (Rose Bike) 3:14:17  
122 James Mchugh (Gen & Jim) 3:14:58  
123 Zachary Ovard (Me) 3:15:21  
124 Greg Larson (Revolution) 3:16:22  
125 Tony Zentil (Wheels 4 Life) 3:17:27  
126 Mike Hadley (Contender) 3:19:13  
127 Drew Van (Tosh) 3:19:37  
128 Jesse Sorenson (Wild Child Cycles) 3:24:12  
129 Frank Montague (Wild Child Cyclery) 3:24:13  
130 Eric Ault (Wild Child Cycles)    
131 Carey Pierce (Wildchild) 3:25:58  
132 Kevin Larkin (Self) 3:31:33  
133 Arthur Herrmann 3:31:37  
134 Robert Discher (Austinbikes) 3:33:22  
135 Jamen Bennion (Scheels) 3:33:58  
136 Jared Meyer (Sbc) 3:34:08  
137 Jason Savage (Bountiful Bicycle Racing/ Threshold Sports) 3:37:04  
138 Eric Landon (Roosters Bikers Edge) 3:39:00  
139 John Gill (Team Intermountain P/B Bountiful Bicycle) 3:39:57  
140 Eddy Nils (Team Eddy) 3:43:51  
141 Brad Johnson (Aps, Magna Dental) 3:43:52  
142 Moises Romero (Pc Tri Club) 3:45:04  
143 John Librett (Kuhl & Crossfitgsl) 3:46:18  
144 Ben Renard-Wiart (Na) 3:47:26  
145 Doug Schultz (Doug Schultz) 3:48:18  
146 Matthew Parsons 3:48:35  
147 Victor Ream (Gear Rush) 3:49:13  
148 Keith Beard 3:51:55  
149 Doug Ovard (Contender) 3:52:38  
150 Greg Perry (4 Life/Mad Dog Cycles) 3:53:53  
151 Riley Frazier 3:54:25  
152 Benjamin Nesler (Nerd) 3:55:28  
153 Pat Costin (Purple Monkey Dishwasher) 3:56:20  
154 Paul Solomon (Wls Cc) 3:56:48  
155 Chad Chenoweth (Bloomington Cycle & Fitness) 3:58:46  
156 Tim Nelson (St. Lukes Internal Medicine) 3:59:06  
157 Russ Mcbriode (Social Ontology) 4:02:20  
158 James Wright (Powerseal Usa/Clockwork Ktm) 4:04:04  
159 Robert Becker (Solo) 4:05:58  
160 Mike Tobin (Ride 2 Recovery) 4:06:16  
161 Jason Scarbrough (Bountiful Bicycle Threashold Sports) 4:06:39  
162 Perry Brown (Revolution /Peak Fasteners) 4:07:13  
163 Brian Oliver (Millcreek) 4:07:16  
164 Max Wo (Wood) 4:07:44  
165 Ryan Clayton (Wls Cc) 4:11:01  
166 Mike Sutton (Sutdog) 4:12:12  
167 Ed Fryatt (Las Vegas Cyclery) 4:12:54  
168 Brett Fidler (Team Intermountain Live Well) 4:16:16  
169 Russell Page (Fifty Studio) 4:16:28  
170 Andy Damman (Moots) 4:17:02  
171 Richard Costin (Purple Monkey Dishwasher) 4:18:00  
172 Michael Kavanaugh (Sekis Cycles) 4:19:03  
173 Nathan Smith (Team 4923 Cycling) 4:24:04  
174 Steve Ellis (Oracle Cycling) 4:24:36  
175 Jd Jeppson (Oracle Cycling) 4:24:48  
176 Jay Harnden (Team Harnden) 4:28:26  
177 Dragan Filipovic (Ski Utah) 4:28:54  
178 Jeremy Casey (Gu Energy Labs) 4:31:00  
179 Espen Kateraas (Team Wheels 4 Life) 4:32:03  
180 Ryan Debenham 4:35:35  
181 Jacob Allen 4:36:57  
182 John Chynoweth (Jchow) 4:42:29  
183 Brandon Peterson 4:44:15  
184 Walter Anyan Jia And Karen!) 4:44:38  
185 Rick Henriksen (Ski Utah) 4:50:28  
186 Bob Arrivillaga (Mdv) 4:54:10  
187 Mark Fluchel (Pedros) 4:56:42  
188 Leonard Graham (Lgraham) 4:57:55  
189 Jay Miles (Park City Sailing) 4:58:49  
190 Jeff Lambert (Revolution/Peak Fastener) 5:02:57  
191 Andy Costin (Elk Ridge Ut) 5:05:25  
192 Gerrit Wesseling (Rio Strada Racing) 5:06:30  
193 Kevin Vaughan (Park City Ut) 5:07:48  
194 Jim Rosing (Velo 605) 5:11:53  
195 Larry Chapa (Chapa) 5:14:24  
196 Bill Ewer (SLC Grassroots) 5:18:42  
197 Doug Peterson (SLC Grassroots Cycling Team) 5:20:31  
198 Brandon Banks (Revolution) 5:26:04  
199 David Fields (Snowbird) 5:26:40  
200 Michael Machos (Me) 5:42:15  
201 Joshua Frick (DC Velo) 5:44:27  
202 Matt Wiscombe (Team 4923) 5:51:17  
203 David Shirzad (The Btis) 5:52:57  
204 Faryar Shirzad (The Btis) 5:52:58  
205 Brad Perry (D3Spoiler) 6:17:26  
206 Derek Anderson (Revolution) 6:17:27  
207 David Hirasawa (Tapirs) 6:18:39  
Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Evelyn Dong (White Pine Racing P/B Jans.Com) 7:18:09  
2 Gretchen Reeves (Tokyo Joes) 0:21:18  
3 Marlee Dixon (Summit Velo) 0:38:26  
4 Rachel Hadley (Basalt Bike And Ski) 0:47:54  
5 Sarah Kaufmann (Notubes Elite Women) 1:05:33  
6 Rose Grant (Sportsman & Ski Haus) 1:09:28  
7 Karen Tremaine (Cogma Bike Wear) 1:18:12  
8 Genevieve Evans (Luna Chix) 1:35:26  
9 Alice Drobna (Webcyclery, Cyclesoles) 1:42:09  
10 Lauren Egan 1:50:45  
11 Carrie Porter (Parkcitydog.Com) 2:05:52  
12 Niki Milleson (Rose Bike) 2:20:46  
13 Christie Johnson (White Pine Touring Powered By Jans.Com) 2:22:49  
14 Melanie Smith (Revolution) 2:31:37  
15 Heather Unger (Heather) 2:35:44  
16 Parker Tyler (West Hill) 2:36:09  
17 Karen Holmes (HH) 2:45:18  
18 Jeanette Pierce (Downhill Cyclery) 2:53:51  
19 Sarah Jackson (Team Firestorm) 3:02:02  
20 Dawn Vogeler (Yetis Grind) 3:09:08  
21 Laura Furtado (Scott Sports / Mud Honey Cycling) 3:09:44  
22 Carla Hammer (Willas Wheels) 3:14:29  
23 Jill Damman (Moots) 3:23:28  
24 Lyna Saffell (Revolution Peak Fasteners) 3:28:18  
25 Meghan Newlin (Team Small Batch) 3:30:26  
26 Julie Urlaub (Taiga Company) 3:41:22  
27 Angela Mart (Webcyclery.Com) 3:45:14  
28 Malinda Frick (DC Velo) 4:50:52  
Singlespeed Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Corey Larrabee (Kuhl) 7:03:47  
2 Aj Linnell (Fitzgeralds Bicycles/Pivot Cycles) 0:01:02  
3 Brent Cannon (Canyon Bicycles) 0:46:27  
4 Darrell Roundy (Wild Child Cycles) 0:53:33  
5 Jacob Whipple (Methow Cycle Sport/Blue Star Coffee) 0:56:18  
6 Doug Andrews 0:59:13  
7 Wes Hutchinson 1:07:04  
8 Timothy Zediker (Competitive Cyclist) 1:09:14  
9 Jason Brown (CBS Team) 1:23:13  
10 Loren Gard (Cascade Couriers/Bend Velo) 1:26:32  
11 Scott Schaefer (Heber City Ut) 1:34:18  
12 Steve White (Revolution) 1:40:23  
13 Joshua Vanjura 1:45:27  
14 Hans Hjelde (HH) 2:05:57  
15 John Pougiales (Raymond James Financial) 2:17:27  
16 Trevor Bain (Derby) 2:18:21  
17 Warner Smith (Salty Nuts) 2:29:58  
18 Terry Oconnor 2:43:03  
19 George Forbes 3:37:51  
20 Matt Mravetz (Wasatch Adventure Guides) 4:00:01  
21 Sean Doherty (Teton Sports Club) 4:28:47  
Masters Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gary Gardiner (Bountiful Bikes P/B Threshold) 8:14:52  
2 Marland Whaley (Red Barn Bicycles) 0:04:44  
3 John Lauck (Bountiful Bikes P/B Threshold) 0:18:07  
4 Steve Mower (3B Yoga) 0:19:57  
5 Andy Leifer (Willas Wheels) 0:21:14  
6 David Kelsey (Eye Gear Sport Optics) 0:29:17  
7 David Saurman (Fitzgeralds Bicycles) 0:31:16  
8 Gene Smith (Utah Mountain Biking) 0:32:25  
9 Tod Thornton (Freedom) 0:35:41  
10 Jeff Sumsion (Park City Orthodontics) 0:44:54  
11 John Bliss (Kappius) 0:48:43  
12 Sten Kramer (Wheels4Life) 0:49:50  
13 David Caplan (Webcyclery.Com) 1:03:12  
14 Brad Sneed (Las Vegas Cyclery) 1:04:48  
15 Tom Quinn (Independent) 1:13:48  
16 Miguel Payan (Bountiful Bikes P/B Threshold) 1:22:58  
17 John Werdel 1:33:00  
18 Lance Levy (Scott Sports) 1:35:50  
19 J Battaglia (Bingham Cyclery) 1:46:01  
20 Tim Fisher (Alpine Ut) 1:52:11  
21 Kurt Wagner (Individual) 2:08:36  
22 Brad Mullen (4Life/Maddog) 2:14:53  
23 Mark Del Vecchio (Millcreek Cacao Roasters) 2:16:08  
24 Stan Larrabee (Revolution/Peak Fasteners) 2:34:25  
25 Robert Kronkhyte (Watch 4 Net Cycling Team) 2:46:24  
26 Dave Piotrowski (Durango Wheel Club) 3:08:47  
27 Greg Paul (ODC) 4:28:16