Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Nike/Rogue Valley Runners win Transrockies Run

Erik Skaggs and Max King (in their yellow Leader's Jersey's) win the last stage, as well as the overall title in the Transrockies Run.

In Day Six's final push for Beaver Creek, Colorado and the finish line of the Gor-tex Transrockies Run the overall winning position was still up for grabs. Team Nike/Rogue Valley Runners had a slim four minute lead on the second place team, Team Saab/Salomon. In this final day's 21 mountainous miles anything could happen; teams would have to work hard to secure their positions in the overall standings.

Running the hardest they've run all week long King and Skaggs finished first and bolstered their overall win by finishing eight minutes ahead of the Saab/Salomon Team. A good video and full results can be found on the Transrockies web site.

Now back in Ashland and recovering from sore quads, swollen ankles and brusied toes, Skaggs looks back on the adventure. "It was so tough going out there each day knowing I had to run as hard as I could again and again and again. Max was a great team mate, we worked well together. He's a powerhouse! I could get a small lead on the climbs, stay even with him on the downhills, but he would just blow me away on the flat sections. The competition was much stiffer this year than last. That fact made the win so worth it. I'd definitely consider returning again next year."

1 comment:

Rennaker said...

Congratulations you bastards!!