11 Jul '17, 12am

Here is the story behind a memorable four-way tie at the Bighorn Trail Run 100.

In trail racing, it is unusual, but not unheard of, for two people to tie for a win. Most notably, last summer, Kilian Jornet and Jason Schlarb tied for first in the 2016 Hardrock 100. But at the 2017 Bighorn Trail 100, in June, an even more unusual finish result took place: a four-way tie. Most years, at the Wyoming race, runners experience 100-degree temperatures during the day and below-freezing temperatures at night. This year, however, rain, not heat, was the main issue. After 12 hours of torrential downpour, Eric LiPuma, Andrew Skurka, Alex Ho and Brian Oestrike crossed the finish line holding hands in just over 21:30, all four taking first place. The Bighorn boys at the finish (left to right: LiPuma, Skurka , Oestrike, Ho). Photo by Aleksandr Khomyakov The Big Horn Boys Skurka, LiPuma, Ho and Oestrike never planned on finishing the race side-by-side. Skurka, 36, of ...

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