Lutsen, Minnesota, September 8. Steven Moore of Austin, Texas and Kristina Folcik of Goffstown, New Hampshire broke course records while winning the Superior 100, held on the rugged Superior Hiking Trail along Lake Superior. Moore, a two-time winner at the Cactus Rose 100, led from the early stages, out-distancing Adam Schwartz-Lowe. Folcik’s fiance, Ryan Welts, was third.
Folcik was in third place at the halfway point and staged a come from behind win. Early women’s leader Christi Nowak held off a fast-closing Rebecca George for second.
89 runners finished with the 38-hour time limit under sunny skies with mild temperatures, reaching about 60F in the afternoon.
1. Steven Moore, 45, Austin, TX, 21:02:41 (course record, old record 21:42:11 by Sean Andrish, 2006)
2. Adam Schwartz-Lowe, 39, Minneapolis, MN, 22:41:02
3. Ryan Welts, 31, Goffstown, NH, 22:58:03
4. Adam St.Pierre, 30, Boulder, CO, 23:24:22
5. Matt Aro, 33, Duluth, MN, 23:25:26
1. Kristina Folcik, 34, Goffstown, NH, 24:49:06 (course record, old record 26:49:42 by Helen Lavin, 2008)
2. Christi Nowak, 24, St. Paul, MN, 25:52:59
3. Rebecca George, 29, Merrifield, MN, 26:05:25
4. Sheryl Wheeler, 49, Rhinebeck, NY, 28:16:59
5. April Cole, 27, Hammond, WI, 28:22:46
Photo: Kristina Folcik (Scott Livingston photo)