1961 Pikes Peak Marathon

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By Matt Carpenter
www.skyrunner.com

8:00 a.m. Sunday, August 13th, 1961 — 18 starters

A young Kathleen Bernard smashed Katherine Heard’s ascent record that she set in 1959 at the age of 53.

Calvin Hansen, for the fourth time in a row, took home the top spot but this time he had a race on his hands. Despite a 3m49s ascent PR Hansen found himself almost ten minutes behind Jerry Schmidt at the top. Schmidt’s new ascent record finally beat the time that Min the horse posted in 1959 when it reached the summit in 2:36:10. However the more experienced Hansen more than made up the lost time and set yet another marathon record.

The race’s only smoker, C.M. Schmidt, dropped out at the summit. The race founder, Dr. Suominen, also dropped out with cramps after getting to the summit.

MEN’S MARATHON
POS POS/DIV  NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT   DESCENT   TOTAL   ADJ ASC  ADJ TOT
  1    1/12  CALVIN HANSEN              26  COLORADO SPGS    CO  2:43:26  1:23:49  4:07:15  2:53:44  4:17:33
  2    2/12  JERRY SCHMIDT              21  DENVER           CO  2:34:31  1:41:49  4:16:20  2:44:15  4:26:04
  3    3/12  TED WILSON                 24  CLIMAX           CO  2:59:50  1:46:45  4:46:35  3:11:10  4:57:55
  4    4/12  HUBERT MORGAN              39  PUEBLO           CO  3:03:33  1:55:37  4:59:10  3:15:07  5:10:44
  5    5/12  JOSE D GALLEGOS            30  COLORADO SPGS    CO  3:29:30  1:44:33  5:14:03  3:42:42  5:27:15
  6    6/12  SHERWYN HECKT              22  DENVER           CO  3:15:53  2:03:21  5:19:14  3:28:13  5:31:34
  7    7/12  LOREN CATRON               22  PUEBLO           CO  3:33:05  2:17:07  5:50:12  3:46:30  6:03:37
  8    8/12  JOHN FRANCIS               27  DAYTON           OH  3:33:59  2:33:25  6:07:24  3:47:28  6:20:53
  9    9/12  TOM R PROVEN               20  SAN FRANCISCO    CA  4:04:59  2:13:38  6:18:37  4:20:25  6:34:03
 10   10/12  RUDY FAHL                  63  COLORADO SPGS    CO  4:15:52  2:16:31  6:32:23  4:31:59  6:48:30
 11   11/12  JERRY QUILLER              19  CSU              CO  3:37:36  2:57:06  6:34:42  3:51:19  6:48:25
 12   12/12  LESLIE MILSON              34  ALBUQUERQUE      NM  4:40:27  4:43:03  9:23:30  4:58:07  9:41:10

WOMEN’S ASCENT
POS POS/DIV  NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT                     ADJ ASC
  1     1/2  KATHLEEN BERNARD           22  DENVER           CO  4:42:24                    5:00:11 
  2     2/2  KATHERINE HEARD-FAHL       61  COLORADO SPGS    CO  5:12:49                    5:32:31 


DQ (stopped at top)
NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT   ADJ ASC
C M SCHMIDT                    DENVER           CO  5:17:11  5:37:10
ARNE L SUOMINEN DR         61  DEL RAY BEACH    FL  5:22:23  5:42:42

Note: The race started by the COG depot so it was 1.1 miles shorter than the
current Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon which start at the Manitou Springs courthouse.
This change took place in 1976. The adjustment times are for comparisons only and were
made by adding 6.3% to the Ascent time. The adjusted Ascent was then added to the actual
Descent time to get the adjusted total.
Last regenerated: 9/2/2011 3:52:47 PM

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