Smith and Krar In Control

TransRockies veterans Mike Smith and Rob Krar (Team Flagstaff) continued their fine form over the 12,500ft Hope Pass today to win Stage 2 in a convincing 1h50min.

Max King, led the way in the TR3 men's division winning the stage, but could not hang with the open men's leaders, finishing in 1h59m. His nearest rival Josh Korn came home in 2h03m.

Alicia Shay won the Women's open division in a time of 2h06m from Gina Lucrezi who was 19 min off the pace in 2h25m.

In the 80+ Mixed division Katie and Jeff Kaba continues their dommination of the division winning the 13.4 mile stage in 2h25m.

Team Everymantri runners Paul Shippey and Lori Lyons had a rough stage today with Shippey calling it quits on Hope Pass. A viral infection has plagued the Boulder runner since the start and he was forced to retire today. Lyons, who appears to have shaken off early altitude issues has found her stride and will continue the race.

Location:Leadville, CO