Here's a video teaser of the race from 2012.
Just like the other old and new events on their race calendar, Grassroots Events did a stellar job of presenting MAS as a professionally orchestrated, yet low-key race. Thanks fellas! Yes, some runners were caught in hail, rain and thunderstorms, some stepped in cow patties and others missed critical turns and added miles to their day. This is a tough event and has truly earned its "mini-Hardrock" moniker. Per usual...some photos from race day! Cheers!
Headlamps were needed for the 5am start, but once the sun rose Bryon Powell caught this low-light shot of me covering some of the early mile scree fields.
Again, a Bryon Powell photo of my back side crossing some of the high alpine meadows. Where's the trail?
Coming into the first crew accessible aid station at Oowah Lake (mile 16). Emily Harrison captured this moment and would also crew me through the long, warm day. Thanks for getting me in and out of aid stations fast Em!
Coming into the Warner Lake aid station at mile 25. Photo by Harrison.
Looking into Miners Basin and the course's final descent. Photo by Chris Martinez.
Speaking of descents...Miners Basin Road is all quads (mile 32). Harrison's photo.
A view from the Porcupine Rim (mile 35). Photo by Martinez
More awesome views from the course as we descend into Moab. Photo by Martinez.
The final 7 miles on the Sand Flats Road. 100+ degrees and clearly exposed to the sun. (photo from Matt Hart)
Crossing the finish line for a third year in 10 hours and 18 seconds. Photo by Hicks.
The final strides and final stages of baking. Photo by Harrison.
Your Moment of Zen
Oh how I wished I could have had access to this watery fun in the final 20 miles!