1962 Pikes Peak Marathon

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By Matt Carpenter
www.skyrunner.com

7:30 a.m. Sunday, August 19th, 1962 — 35 starters

Two young men from Kansas came to Manitou Springs and spent 2 and a half months working on the mountain laying railroad ties for the COG railway. After a month they were running up the peak in the morning, working a 9-hour day on the railway, and then running again in the evening. The heavy training paid off!

Mohler took the lead soon after the gun and never looked back. Rose got bad cramps and fell to 5th before he got things back under control. His year’s were yet to come. On the Women’s side Mary Quinn killed the Ascent record by almost 30 minutes!

Thirty of the starters reached the top but several were held there due to two inches of snow, hail and rain that pummeled many of the slower runners. One of the first held back was 11-year-old Tim Morgan (son of the 8th place finisher) who had made the summit in 4:45:00 — less than 5 minutes after the race founder, Dr. Suominen!!!

MEN’S MARATHON
POS POS/DIV  NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT   DESCENT   TOTAL   ADJ ASC  ADJ TOT
  1    1/21  ROBERT MOHLER              22  FORT HAYS        KS  2:37:00  1:33:03  4:10:03  2:46:53  4:19:56
  2    2/21  JOHN R ROSE                24  FORT HAYS        KS  2:39:41  1:34:44  4:14:25  2:49:45  4:24:29
  3    3/21  JERRY D JONES              24  OLMSTEAD AFB     PA  2:51:25  1:41:20  4:32:45  3:02:13  4:43:33
  4    4/21  EDDIE DEMERS               21  WESTERN ST COL   CO  2:56:00  1:40:11  4:36:11  3:07:05  4:47:16
  5    5/21  ANGUS WOOTEN               27  WILLIMANTIC      CT  2:52:20  1:49:06  4:41:26  3:03:11  4:52:17
  6    6/21  JOE ARRAZOLA               28  DENVER           CO  2:57:41  1:52:10  4:49:51  3:08:53  5:01:03
  7    7/21  DUANE E MERCHANT           26  DENNISPORT       MA  3:23:42  1:34:26  4:58:08  3:36:32  5:10:58
  8    8/21  HUBERT MORGAN              40  PUEBLO           CO  3:07:38  1:50:30  4:58:08  3:19:27  5:09:57
  9    9/21  JIM BALFANZ                20  WESTERN ST COL   CO  3:05:51  1:55:03  5:00:54  3:17:34  5:12:37
 10   10/21  DON CHIPPENDALE            18  DENVER           CO  3:05:52  1:58:48  5:04:40  3:17:35  5:16:23
 11   11/21  DICK YAHN                      STERLING         CO  3:20:52  2:06:56  5:27:48  3:33:31  5:40:27
 12   12/21  JOHN FRANCIS               28  EGREMONT         MA  3:29:15  2:00:55  5:30:10  3:42:26  5:43:21
 13   13/21  JOSE D GALLEGOS            31  COLORADO SPGS    CO  3:39:21  2:05:54  5:45:15  3:53:10  5:59:04
 14   14/21  BOB RHUE                       COLORADO SPGS    CO  3:55:05  2:18:53  6:13:58  4:09:54  6:28:47
 15   15/21  JACK JANELLE                   AURORA           CO  3:38:39  2:36:31  6:15:10  3:52:25  6:28:56
 16   16/21  DAVID CORNELL              17  COLORADO SPGS    CO  3:28:38  2:50:04  6:18:42  3:41:47  6:31:51
 17   17/21  CHARLES WARREN             20  DENVER           CO  3:47:37  2:32:14  6:19:51  4:01:57  6:34:11
 18   18/21  JERRY QUILLER              20  CSU              CO  4:00:57  2:21:59  6:22:56  4:16:08  6:38:07
 19   19/21  CHARLES WILLIAMS               DENVER           CO  3:57:50  2:37:10  6:35:00  4:12:49  6:49:59
 20   20/21  RUDY FAHL                  64  COLORADO SPGS    CO  4:10:28  2:33:29  6:43:57  4:26:15  6:59:44
 21   21/21  ARNE L SUOMINEN DR         62  DEL RAY BEACH    FL  4:40:00  2:45:00  7:25:00  4:57:38  7:42:38

WOMEN’S ASCENT
POS POS/DIV  NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT                     ADJ ASC
  1     1/3  MARY GUINN FELTS           29  COLORADO SPGS    CO  4:15:29                    4:31:35 
  2     2/3  KATHERINE HEARD-FAHL       62  COLORADO SPGS    CO  5:15:00                    5:34:51 
  3     3/3  JULIA CHASE                19  GROTON           CT  5:46:16                    6:08:05 

UNOFFICIAL BOY’S ASCENT
POS POS/DIV  NAME                      AGE  CITY             ST  ASCENT                     ADJ ASC
 22     1/1  TIMOTHY R MORGAN           11  PUEBLO           CO  4:45:00                    5:02:57 

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: 1/11/2012 8:14:14 PM

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