FROM RACE DIRECTOR JAY CURWEN
The 2014 Mount Mitchell Challenge and Black Mountain Marathon is in the books!…Despite a month of crazy snow, Saturday’s races saw bright blue skies and warm temperatures, with little snow and only ice on the upper reaches of the 6684 foot Mount Mitchell summit to deal with…
Loveland, CO’s Dane Mitchell (4:45:54) put the hammer down on the upper trails to power away to the overall men’s title, ahead of local Black Mountain runner Shaun Pope (4:57:33) and Jonathan Allen from Simpsonville, SC (5:24:36).
In the Women’s Challenge, Aliza Lapierre from Williston, VT broke into the top 5 overall with her winning 5:35:45…ahead of Columbia, SC’s Anna Battiata (6:03:28) and Chapel Hill’s Rachel Kelly (6:18:23)
In the Black Mountain Marathon, it was local standout Matt Roane coming from behind on the descent to take the overall men’s win in 3:24:07 and perennial local top finisher Keelin Schieder hammering home for the women’s marathon title in 3:38:32.
Both races saw over 450 registered with 336 official finishers.
2014 BLACK MOUNTAIN MARATHON RESULTS PDF »
2014 MT MITCHELL CHALLENGE RESULTS PDF »