The Mt Diablo Challenge occurred on Sunday. This is a 10.8 mile climb up 3,249 feet to the summit. The last 1000 feet or so is about 18% and is a real killer.
The FASTEST time to the top was set by Robert Anderson, a 51 year old, this year. 47:28.3 To give you something to think about, the third place man was Kevin Metcalfe, past Motorola pro I believe. And Kevin isn't a youngster at 45.
Here's the really weird thing. - in the top 20 times of the men, there were only 4 men under 30 years old.
I'm trying to decide whether this means that older guys are stronger, smarter and tougher or if younger guys these days are real sissies.
I believe that the first couple of women were in their 40's as well.
On the plus side Adam Hodes, at 13 years old finished in under an hour!