The 2017 Pikes Peak Ascent

@teamfreak16 (41181)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 19, 2017 8:58am CST
You see those crazies, err, hearty souls? Those are the elite runners, the first wave in this morning's Pikes Peak Ascent, a half-marathon footrace to the top of Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet above sea level (the marathon, which is up and back, takes place tomorrow.) A maximum of 1800 runners are participating this morning (the cutoff is enforced by the United States Forest Service.) The very first Ascent was held in 1936, and was won by Lou Wille in 3:00:55. Agnes Nelleson won the women's race in 6:42. With all of the crap going on in the world these days, it's nice to see people doing something positive. Good luck to them. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
2015 Pikes Peak Ascent filmed and produced by Allie McLaughlin (@alliemc3)
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@JohnRoberts (57351)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Aug
Where were you in the picture? Got your running shoes on?
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Aug
I am wearing running shoes, but no way!
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• United States
23 Aug
Whoa thats a crowd ! I don't think I'd make it up the high peak!~
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Aug
Even when I was running 70 miles a week I had no desire to do this.
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• United States
24 Aug
@teamfreak16 Was this running for a cause?
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Aug
@infatuatedbby - Oh no, these are actual, sanctioned races. People come from all over to do them.
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@mawdest (1510)
• Orillia, Ontario
24 Aug
Wow, this is amazing! Puts me to shame by far, that's for sure.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Aug
The marathon is the next day, they run to the top and back down. I slept through it this year.
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@mawdest (1510)
• Orillia, Ontario
25 Aug
@teamfreak16 Ooh. Wow, just amazing!
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Aug
@mawdest - When I was walking back from the liquor store, the race clock was at four hours eleven minutes. The fifth place guy was just coming in. A girl that went to my high school won the women's marathon.
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• United States
19 Aug
I admire them Scott. Yes good old runners aye? Brave and hearty. yes crazy lol
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Aug
I'll say. Even when I was running 70 miles a week I had absolutely no desire to do this race!
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• United States
19 Aug
@teamfreak16 I donĀ“t know where they get their oxygen from lol
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Aug
@TiarasOceanView - Especially the ones from sea level or lower.
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@FayeHazel (18042)
• United States
20 Aug
Positivity is great! I commend anyone who runs - I think everyone who tries is a winner. I think the world would be a lot better if people would just channel their energy into something like this - or - if you are unable to run, (like me) - find another hobby
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Aug
I admire these people. I mean, that's a 12 mile climb.
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@FayeHazel (18042)
• United States
21 Aug
@teamfreak16 Aw man... no... just no.... and a climb no less.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Aug
@FayeHazel - Yesterday they ran up and back down. I slept through it, though.
@amadeo (66054)
• United States
19 Aug
at this time Boston is having a peace one.So far so good.No one is protesting evil things as of now
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Aug
Nice and quiet. As it should be.
@amadeo (66054)
• United States
19 Aug
@teamfreak16 yes and they are all done.According to them.Not much of a demonstration
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
19 Aug
@teamfreak16 yes it was very nice.
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• Preston, England
20 Aug
must be impressive to see them all run by
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Aug
It starts right in front of out apartment.
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• Preston, England
20 Aug
@teamfreak16 you get a ringside view - nice
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Aug
I feel the same as you. Good luck to them - as long as I don't have to join them.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Aug
That's running uphill for 12 miles. I just never had the desire to do it.
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• United States
22 Aug
Good lord that's a steep climb, I hope they at least have smooth roads to follow. I am not fond of heights so I will wish them well from here.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Aug
Other than the first mile and a half or so, it's a trail all the way up.
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Aug
Yes, what a nice distraction that is from White House shenanigans and tweets from the twilight zone.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Aug
It's a fake race!