Photos: Ultra Race of Champions In Colorado

About 150 runners from around the U.S. and around the world started the third annual Ultra Race of Champions on Sept. 28 amid sub-freezing temperatures in Breckenridge, Colo. The 100K race (62 miles) sent runners from Breckenridge to Frisco to Copper Mountain to Vail Pass to the top of Vail Mountain to Minturn, then  back to the top of Vail Mountain and finally to the finish line at the base Vail ski area. The conditions were almost perfect: cool, sunny and clear all day long amid early fall foliage and snow-capped peaks. Rob Krar of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the race in 9 hours, 29 minutes, while Sweden’s Emelie Forsberg won the women’s race in 12:06:33. The race also doubled as the Skyrunner World Series Ultra Series Championships, which were won by Catalan runner Kilian Jornet and Forsberg. Non-championship 50K and  half marathon races were also part of the events. For more, go to ultraroc.com.

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