Close Competition at the Jemez Mountain Trail Races
New Jemez Mountain Trail Run records on tough New Mexico courses
Photo by Jason Halladay - Women's half-marathon winner, Megan Kimmel, runs the homestretch.
Robert Krar of Flagstaff, Arizona, won the latest installment of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup, barely edging out Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Kristopher Joughton in the Jemez Mountain Trail Run Half Marathon in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Saturday. Both runners were clocked at 1:32, a new course record.
Megan Kimmel of Silverton, Colorado, won the women’s Half Marathon in 1:56:09. “Megan was happy to get the win after barely missing the top spot at this race over the past few years,” says race director Bill Geist. Alyson Bryant of Elkin, North Carolina, was second in 2:02:06 and Petra McDowell of Los Alamos rounded out the top three in 2:03:36.