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Gravel Riders and Runners Take on a New Off-Road Adventure in Life Time’s The ‘Rad Dirt Fest

October 4, 2021

Over the weekend athletes experienced the beauty of Trinidad, Colo. by bike and foot in this first-ever event

Trinidad, Colo., (October 4, 2021) – The first-ever edition of Life Time’s The ‘Rad Dirt Fest took place this weekend in Trinidad, Colo. Off-road athletes either took on the three distances of the gravel race or two distances of the running event while some athletes took on both events in the Purgatory Challenge.

“It was a thrill to welcome these bike and run athletes to Trinidad this weekend to experience this new event created by Life Time,” says Phil Rico, Mayor of Trinidad. “We hope this is one of many events that come to town and that Trinidad’s outdoor recreation continues to grow and get recognized.”

Cycle Results

On Saturday, gravel riders took on their choice between the 165-mile Stubborn Delores course, 99-mile Anteloop course, or 38.5-mile Frijole course. After a few days of rain, the gravel courses lived up to the dirt fest name.

In the women’s division of the 165-mile Stubborn Delores distance, Lauren De Crescenzo, 31, of Longmont, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 8:35:03 and second overall, just 2 minutes off the overall win. Serena Gordon, 42, of Bend, OR. secured second place with a finish time of 9:35:49. Hannah Shell, 30, of Boulder, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 9:52:14.

In the women’s division of the 99-mile Anteloop distance, Ashley Fouts, 45 of Boulder, Colo. placed first with a time of 5:27:25. Beth Wyatt, 53, of Denver, Colo. was second with a time of 5:30:20 and Kate McLaughlin, 33 of Golden Colo, finished third with a time of 5:35:00.

In the men’s division of the 165-mile Stubborn Delores distance, John Keller, 24, of Boulder, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 8:33:05. Nathaniel Draeger, 41, of Taos, N.M. secured second place with a finish time of 8:56:24. Life Time’s own Ryan Cross, 35, of Boulder, Colo. placed third with a time of 9:18:00. Cross works as Life Time Event’s Off-Road Cycling and Trail Running Marketing Manager.

In the men’s division of the 99-mile Anteloop distance, Eli Kranefuss, 24 of Mill Valley, Calif. placed first with a time of 4:48:44, Jake Magee, 34, of Longmont, Colo. was second with a time of 4:49:34 and James Walsh, 43 of Littleton Colo., finished third with a time of 4:54:45.

Run Results

On Sunday, runners enjoyed clear skies as they took on their choice between the 50K Lost Mesa course or 13.9-mile Half Radathon course.

In the women’s division of the 50K Lost Mesa distance, Olivia O’Neill, 30, of Boulder, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 4:34:45. Betina Wills, 35, of Oklahoma City, Okla. secured second place with a finish time of 5:16:02. Alyssa Strickler, 26, of Boulder, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 5:24:48.

In the women’s division of the 13.9-mile Half Radathon distance, Erin Ladendorf, 36, of Pueblo, Colo. placed first for the women’s division with a time of 1:50:16. Beth Freymiller, 39, of Cottage Grove, Minn. secured second with a time of 1:54:08 and Emily Flynn, 40 of Cazenovia, N.Y., finished third with a time of 1:56:31.

In the men’s division of the 50K Lost Mesa distance, Caleb Allen, 23, of Durango, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 4:14:32. Forrest Ellers, 29, of Buena Vista, Colo. secured second place with a finish time of 4:31:54. Rob Wright, 47, of Evergreen, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 4:33:50.

In the men’s division of the 13.9-mile Half Radathon distance, Robert Lewis, 26, of Deming, N.M. placed first for the men’s division with a time of 1:41:14. Jamison Brandenburg, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo. was second with a time of 1:41:25 and Ryan Krol, 36 of Boulder, Colo. finished third with a time of 1:42:18.

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