Michael Hagen completed an even 20 laps of the one-mile, 1,500-vertical-foot course at the Endurance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain, a 12-hour suffer-fest at the ski resort near Glenwood Springs. Hagen needed 11 hours 43 minutes to wrap up his 30,000-vertical-foot workout on February 28.
Meanwhile, Eva Hagen won the women’s solo division with 15 laps, or ca. 22,500 vertical feet. Not a bad day out for the husband and wife from Colorado Springs, each of whom won $2,000 for their victories. Competing as a team, the Hagens placed third in the duo category at the 24 Hours of Sunlight in 2009.
More than 140 competitors raced in various categories at the Endurance Challenge, a 12-hour stand-in for the canceled 24 Hours of Sunlight. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent has posted a good story about the race, with full results and a photo of Michael Hagen racing.
1. Michael Hagen (20 laps)
2. Billy Laird (19)
3. Travis Macy (19)
1. Eva Hagen (15 laps)
2. Meredith Edwards (12)
3. Anne St. Claire (12)