Regional Race Report: LaSportiva Vail Hill Climb (CO)

07/09/2008 - 12:15

VailHillClimb_Start.jpg A past Hill Climb champion won the men’s division and a newcomer to trail racing led the women up Vail Mountain this morning for the 32nd annual LaSportiva Vail Hill Climb. Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa, CO, a veteran Hill Climb competitor who raced to victory in 2006, won the men’s title today by more than two minutes over second-place finisher, twenty-year old Alex Willis. Gutierrez’s time of 48:14 was much faster than his winning time of 51:58 in 2006, although this year’s course was slightly shorter than prior years due to some construction on the mountain.

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