Bryon Powell does an excellent job of wrapping up the sixth annual Moab Red Hot 55K and 33K here. The 33K acted as the second La Sportiva Mountain Cup Race of the season. In all, 338 runners finished both races. Numbers were up from last year, but the ideal running conditions may have had a lot to do with this. A good day was had by all! As usual, a photo recap of the event follows.
Sneaking up on the start line hoping it doesn't see me. (courtesy of Erin Strout)
The start of the 55K. (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Runners head off into the southeast Utah slickrock. (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Flagstaff 33K runners before their start (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Race Director Chris Martinez caught amidst the chaos of pre-race check-in.
Happy to be descending the final switchbacks to the finish.
The finish line oasis.
Roch Horton (of Black Diamond) glad to be done.
Joel Axler's longest run ever!
Chris Purslow experienced, first hand, the ups and downs of an ultra, and held on for a great finish.
Robert Hall ready to take on 100 miles!?
Randi (33K'er) and Joel Axler (55K'er) share their day's toils.
Janel Lanphere happy after her 33K finish.
DJ John Geiger spins the tunes at the finish line.
Jeremy Frehner (33K'er) is interviewed under the Ultraspire tent.
Exchanging race day stories. (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Happy about a good run. (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Final finishers pass through the human tunnel.
The Flagstaff crowd at Eddie McStiffs.
Bernie Boettcher (men's master's 33K winner) and Kevin Koch (overall winner of the 55K) collect their hardware.
Rob Krar (overall winner and new 33K men's record holder) and Christina Bauer (second place in the women's 33K). (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Eric Bohn (second overall in the 55K) (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Sara Wagner (second in the women's master's 55K race) (courtesy of Erin Strout)
Jared Scott (second in the 33K) hugged by Director Martinez. (courtesy of Erin Strout)