Seven records fall at Lake of the Sky Trail Running Races |

Seven records fall at Lake of the Sky Trail Running Races

Ideal fall temperatures and spectacular views greeted runners for the Lake of the Sky Trail Running Races held Saturday, Sept. 11 out of Tahoe City.

The Lake of the Sky races took place on the world-class Tahoe Rim Trail and included multiple distance options and#8211; 8- and 18-mile, marathon and 36-mile solo races. Two-person relay races were offered for the marathon and 36-mile distances.

Races started at the Rimand#8217;s Tahoe City trailhead and headed toward the Highway 267 trailhead, with the 8-mile race turning back at the Cinder Cone, 18-miler at Painted Rock, marathon at Watson Lake and the 36-miler at the Fiberboard Freeway.

Eventual 36-miler womenand#8217;s winner Rory Bosio of Soda Springs (2010 Western States 100-mile fourth-place finisher), and marathon overall winner Julie Young of Truckee, paced together to lead their races through the Watson Lake aid station.

At Watson Lake they parted company, with Young heading back toward the finish line, and Bosio continuing on to the Fiberboard Freeway. At the Watson Lake aid station, Ross McMahan of Incline Village and recent age-group winner at the Trans-Rockie trail running stage race, took the overall lead in the 36-mile race.

Young held and built her lead on the marathon distance return leg, finishing in 4:11:02.

Bosio led from start to finish in the 36-miler, taking first woman and third overall, in 6:02:45, while McMahan floated over the trails to take the 36-miler overall win in 5:59:52.

Seven new course records were set on the day.

The race was well supported from start to finish with helpful volunteers at the numerous aid stations. Famished racers were treated to a finish-line spread of homemade pasta, veggie chili and potato soup.

For complete results, please visit Next year the races are on Sept. 10.

and#8212; This article was e-mailed to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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