This story has been archived from the Sunday, August 20, 2006 Boulder Daily Camera

Gutierrez wins Pikes Peak

By Camera staff report
August 20, 2006

MANITOU SPRINGS — Boulder’s Silvio Guerra was the first person across the finish line at the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday, even though he wasn’t technically the winner.

Guerra did not register in time for the 13.1-mile race up Pikes Peak, but he still ran and was the first across the line. Alamosa’s Simon Gutierrez technically won the race in a time of 2:18:06.

Boulder’s Scott Elliott nearly won his ninth Ascent title. Elliott finished only eight seconds behind Gutierrez and finished strong on the way to second place.

“I almost got him,” the 42-year-old Elliott said. “I basically just ran out of room. If there would been 50 or 100 more yards, I would have got him."

Nederland’s Lisa Goldsmith won the women’s title. The 41-year-old beat Colorado Springs’ Cindy O’Neil by 38 seconds. Goldsmith finsihed the race in 2:46:07.

Andy Ames gave Boulder another top-10 finisher in the men’s race. The 43-year-old finished fifth in a time of 2:27:03. Superior’s Bronwyn Morrissey was seventh in the women’s race with a time of 3:12:27.

Pikes Peak Ascent
1. Simon Gutierrez, Alamosa, 2:18:06
2. Scott Elliott, Boulder, 2:18:14
3. Daryn Parker, Manitou Springs, 2:18:43
4. Michael Selig, Golden, 2:21:41
5. Andy Ames, Boulder, 2:27:03
6. Ryan Hafer, Colorado Springs, 2:29:43
7. Gerald Romero, Colorado Springs, 2:31:49
8. Scott Lebo, Colorado Springs, 2:32:25
9. Dale Peterson, Denver, 2:34:43
10. Cornelis Guijt, Colorado Springs, 2:35:20.

1. Lisa Goldsmith, Nederland, 2:46:07
2. Cindy O’Neill, Colorado Springs, 2:46:45
3. Anita Ortiz, Eagle, 2:48:56
4. Stephanie Jones, Colorado Springs, 2:50:09
5. Rachel Foss, Denver, 3:06:23
6. Sarah Slaughter, Durango, 3:11:27
7. Bronwyn Morrissey, Superior, 3:12:27
8. J’Ne Day-Lucore, Denver, 3:15:14
9. Heather Anderson, Colorado Springs, 3:18:13
10. Amy Regnier, Colorado Springs, 3:20:18.

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