Pikes Peak Marathon - Descent Portion
Course Records


Inaugural Race Year: 1956

Current Course Used in Years: 1976 - present

Current Course Info: The Pikes Peak Marathon starts near City Hall in Manitou Springs. It follows Manitou Ave, turns left on Ruxton, goes past the Cox Railway Station and connects to Barr Trail. The course then follows Barr Trail to the top of Pikes Peak. Then runners come back down Barr Trail and finish in Manitou Springs near the intersection of Manitou Ave and Ruxton. These records are for the descent portion of the course. Most of the 1987 results did not include a descent time, so those can't be considered here because of lack of data. The Ascent & Total columns are shown for reference.

Note: In 2018, there was a slight modification to the start and finish. Construction work on a sink hole on Manitou Ave where the Marathon normally finishes prevented use of the normal finish location. Thus the finish was moved to the end of Ruxton Ave where it intersects with Manitou Ave. Thus runners did not make the final left turn, making the finish about 100 feet short of it's normal location. To account for the difference, the start line was moved about 100 feet east of the normal location. The race organizers deem the 2018 course as "reasonably equivalent" to the normal course, thus the 2018 results are part of the course records.

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Record    Lower  Upper                                                            Gen  AG    Year
Type       Age    Age Sex Name                    Age  Ascent   Descent  Total    Pos  Pos    Set   City            State
Overall     0     98   M  Dakota Jones             27  2:18:26  1:13:53  3:32:19    1    1    2018  Durango           CO
Master     40     98   M  Marco Rusconi            40  2:38:48  1:21:06  3:59:54    1    1    2005  Valmadrera        ITA
Age-Group   0     14   M  Jon J Raveling           12  3:15:15  1:48:53  5:04:08   56    1    1979  Lakewood          CO
Age-Group  15     19   M  Dave J Atkisson          18  2:38:33  1:27:19  4:05:52    6    1    1994  Salt Lake City    UT
Age-Group  20     24   M  Oriol Cardona Coll       23  2:20:29  1:16:50  3:37:19    2    1    2018  Banyoles          ESP
Age-Group  25     29   M  Dakota Jones             27  2:18:26  1:13:53  3:32:19    1    1    2018  Durango           CO
Age-Group  30     34   M  Ricardo Mejia            32  2:05:04  1:16:28  3:21:32    1    1    1995  Mexico DF         MEX
Age-Group  35     39   M  Senovio L Torres         37  2:33:01  1:20:05  3:53:06    2    1    1991  Cordova           NM
Age-Group  40     44   M  Marco Rusconi            40  2:38:48  1:21:06  3:59:54    1    1    2005  Valmadrera        ITA
Age-Group  45     49   M  Senovio L Torres         45  2:35:30  1:23:38  3:59:08    2    1    1999  Cordova           NM
Age-Group  50     54   M  Senovio L Torres         51  2:39:50  1:31:26  4:11:16    5    1    2005  Cordova           NM
Age-Group  55     59   M  Senovio L Torres         55  2:57:48  1:40:15  4:38:03   19    1    2009  Cordova           NM
Age-Group  60     64   M  Senovio L Torres         60  3:08:01  1:40:30  4:48:31   18    1    2014  Cordova           NM
Age-Group  65     69   M  Verne W Carlson          65  3:19:54  1:59:18  5:19:12   47    1    1998  Boulder           CO
Age-Group  70     74   M  Lionel O Ortega          71  4:21:04  2:26:27  6:47:31  309    1    1993  Albuquerque       NM
Age-Group  75     79   M  Lionel O Ortega          75  4:51:23  2:49:10  7:40:33  401    1    1997  Albuquerque       NM
Age-Group  80     84   M  Keith H Wood             80  4:57:43  3:45:40  8:43:23  468    1    2009  Sultan            WA
                   
Overall     0     98   F  Kristina M Mascarenas    29  3:08:08  1:28:51  4:37:00    3    1    2018  Colorado Springs  CO
Master     40     98   F  Gail Ladage Scott        41  2:53:57  1:33:02  4:26:59    1    1    1987  Durango           CO
Age-Group  16     19   F  Andrea E Williams        19  3:20:47  1:39:37  5:00:24    2    1    2000  Lincoln           NE
Age-Group  20     24   F  Kate Bricker             21  3:21:16  1:33:21  4:54:37    2    1    1983  Estes Park        CO
Age-Group  25     29   F  Kristina M Mascarenas    29  3:08:08  1:28:51  4:37:00    3    1    2018  Colorado Springs  CO
Age-Group  30     34   F  Angela Mudge             33  2:45:59  1:33:39  4:19:38    1    1    2003  Tavistock         UKD
Age-Group  35     39   F  Megan C Kimmel           38  2:42:03  1:33:00  4:15:04    1    1    2018  Ridgway           CO
Age-Group  40     44   F  Gail Ladage Scott        41  2:53:57  1:33:02  4:26:59    1    1    1987  Durango           CO
Age-Group  45     49   F  Anita M Ortiz            45  2:48:57  1:39:23  4:28:20    1    1    2009  Eagle             CO
Age-Group  50     54   F  Sharon K Kuhn            50  3:12:26  1:47:27  4:59:53    2    1    2009  Durango           CO
Age-Group  55     59   F  Karoline Dohr            55  3:01:13  1:50:41  4:51:54    4    1    2013  Voitsberg         AUT
Age-Group  60     64   F  Stephanie L Wiecks       64  4:20:06  2:22:48  6:42:54   48    1    2011  Palmer Lake       CO
Age-Group  65     69   F  Stephanie L Wiecks       65  4:42:15  2:41:29  7:23:44   79    1    2012  Palmer Lake       CO
Age-Group  70     74   F  Donna L Messenger        70  4:49:38  3:07:30  7:57:08  107    1    2013  Coeur d'Alene     ID