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Morgan Elliott Wins 50K

Date: 
08/07/2017 - 12:20

elliott.jpgASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo. —— For the second year in a row, Morgan Elliott from Black Mountain, N.C. took first place in the Audi Power of Four Trail Run 50K in a time of 5 hours 6 minutes and 22 seconds. Sean Van Horn from Carbondale, Colo. finished in second followed by Weston Hill from Upper Hutt, New Zealand in third.

Racers competed in the fifth annual Audi Power of Four Trail run race Augd. 6 that included the classis 50K Ultra that spanned across Aspen Snowmass’ four mountains—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass and was once again named as part of the US Skyrunner Series. Additionally, the Power of Four featured a 25K along the famed Government Trail that covered the mountains of Buttermilk and Snowmass, and a fun 10K that started at Elk Camp restaurant located mid-mountain on Snowmass and finished in Snowmass Base Village.

Kathryn Ross from Durango, Colo. took first place for the women in a time of 6 hours 11 minutes and 9 seconds as well as finished seventh place overall. Following behind Ross, Ginna Ellis from Boulder, Colo. finished in second with Amanda Pevoteaux from Colorado Springs, Colo. rounding out the podium in third.

A 25K race, which consisted of the second half of the 50K course, also took place today and covered both Buttermilk and Snowmass. For the second year, David Roche from Sunnyvale, Calif. took first place for the men in a time of 1 hour 57 minutes and 29 seconds. Clare Gallagher from Englewood, Colo. was once again first for the women with a time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 10 seconds.

For the 10K that began at Elk Camp restaurant located mid-mountain on Snowmass and finished at the base of the mountain, Chris Kroger from Reno, Nev. took home first place for the men in a time of 46 minutes and 24 seconds. On the women’s side, Jackie Lindfors from Rogers, Minn. finished first with a time of 55 minutes and 34 seconds.

The 2017 Audi Power of Four Trail Run awarded a prize purse of $5,000. Prizing for the 50K consisted of $3,500 divvied up amongst the top three men and women and for the 25K $1,000.

For full results of the 50K, 25K and 10K visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/audi-power-o...

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Photo: Morgan Elliott of Black Mountain, NC. (Photo by Jeremy Swanson)

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