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Alex Kurt June 12, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 0

The Dipsea is a Race for All Ages

The Dipsea is an unusual race that makes some unusual champions.

When a 72-year-old wins a highly competitive trail race on a tough course, it would normally raise eyebrows.

 

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When a 72-year-old wins a highly competitive trail race on a tough course, it would normally raise eyebrows.

 

Granted, Hans Schmid’s Dipsea victory is noteworthy because he is the oldest winner in the 102-year history of the race, which was run in Marin County, California, Sunday (the previous holder of that title was Joe King, who won at age 70 in 1996). So why is this sort of result not out of the ordinary? The race features staggered starts to handicap the 7.5-mile event by age and gender.



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