This story has been archived from the Sunday, August 20, 2006 Boulder Daily Camera
Gutierrez wins Pikes Peak
By Camera staff report
MANITOU SPRINGS Boulders Silvio Guerra was the first person across the finish line at the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday, even though he wasnt 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. Alamosas Simon Gutierrez technically won the race in a time of 2:18:06.
Boulders 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."
Nederlands Lisa Goldsmith won the womens title. The 41-year-old beat Colorado Springs Cindy ONeil by 38 seconds. Goldsmith finsihed the race in 2:46:07.
Andy Ames gave Boulder another top-10 finisher in the mens race. The 43-year-old finished fifth in a time of 2:27:03. Superiors Bronwyn Morrissey was seventh in the womens race with a time of 3:12:27.
Pikes Peak Ascent