25 Sep '15, 8pm

Joe Gray Breaks Matt Carpenter’s Manitou Incline FKT

Joe Gray is a bonafide mountain man, and he has the resume to prove it. The 31-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo., is a 19-time U.S. national team member, nine-time national champion and, earlier this year, won the Mt. Washington Road Race for the second straight year, clocking 58:15—the fastest American time ever and the second-fastest time in the event’s history. On Friday morning, less than a week after leading Team USA to fourth place at the World Mountain Running Championships in Wales by way of a fifth-place individual finish, Gray rolled out of bed and set the FKT (Fastest Known Time) at the popular Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs, Colo., scaling the ridiculously steep 0.9-mile former railway—which has an average grade of 40.3 percent—in 17 minutes, 45 seconds, eclipsing the widely accepted mark of 18:31 set by mountain running legend and twelve-time Pikes Pea...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/09/news/joseph-gray-br...

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