|The men's leaders (look closely) pass through the rock slide on their climb to the Crest |
- photo courtesy of Jim Thompson and the Abq Journal
Simon was gracious in defeat but clearly would've preferred the win. It shouldn't escape notice that he spots Houghton 15 years in age, 47 to 32. That's nearly as unbelievable as his streak of victories now come to an end. Houghton was ecstatic in victory. This his fourth La Luz win, he claims that he considers it his first since it is the only one with Simon in the field. Houghton, a 2:20 marathoner, trains with the Dukes Track Club who showed up en masse to sweep many of the top positions in the race including both men's and women's titles (Alexandra Darling topped the women's overall at 1hr58min). Their cheering section could be heard a mile below the Crest as each of their runners went through the finish.
|Tony Sandoval at left, and Tom Kirchgessner at right|
an interview with the two dueling champions - courtesy of R. Cuellar
Full race results can be found here
A terrific photo album by Jim Thompson of the Journal can be found here.
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