October 5-9, 2005 Race Results
After starting our with and overnight rain the few clouds left in the east provided a great sunrise. By the 9 AM shot gun start the skis were clear for a cool start out of Commons Beach in Tahoe City.
This was the 9th year that the Lake Tahoe Marathon provided the female athletes a head start with the men having to chase them down to win the bonus. The idea is to have close finish and this year it worked to perfection with Samuel J from Kenya, who trains in New Mexico, catching Kristi Arthur at the finish and nipping her by 2 seconds.
We crowned a new Tahoe Triple champion last night at the Awards Party. Thomas Reiss ran away from the field and set 4 course records. Reiss broke the 3 course records each day he ran as well as the event record. His Marathon times were:
2:57:16, 2:54:55, and 3:02:51 for a three day record of 8:55:02 breaking the old record of 9:28:01 by Sean Meissner.
The women's record was also broken by Laura Bleakley with consecutive Marathon's of 3:34, 3:34:15, and 3:38:08 for a new record of 10:46.23 set last year by Deborah Hamberlin. The old record was 11:07:22.
During an otherwise very festive day we had a very sad event as 70 year old Ross Bailey, from Silver Springs, NV. passed away while in the last mile of the 10K. Paramedics were on the scene in seconds and the fire department in minutes. We extend our heartfelt sorry to the family and friends of our fellow runner who passed away doing what he loved.
Next year's Marathon will be Saturday September 30
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And please come run our 2nd Maui Surf n' Sand Half Marathon or 5K
January 15, 2006 on the Island of Maui
Thursday Oct. 6, 2005
Saturday Oct. 8, 2005
Marathon - Age Divisions
20 Mile Power Walk or Run
Half Marathon- Overall
Half Marathon - Age Divisions
10K - Age Divisions
2 Person Marathon Relays
5 Person Marathon Relays
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See your Race Photos at
Go to Brightroom the official Lake Tahoe Marathon race photographer for 2004 to see your race photo. Type in "Tahoe" only to get the full menu of events, including last year's pictures. Then click on "photo browser" to see all pictures of the event or just your bib number. For the swim, kayak, bike, kids runs, and if your number is not exposed, this is the way to find your picture and your new friends.
To Receive your Award
If you were not able to pick up your awards at the Awards Party Saturday night at the Horizon Casino Hotel, you now may send a check for $6 and a mailing label and they will be mailed to you my one of our volunteers.
Send your check for $6 and an address label to:
PO Box 10594
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
For Triple Awards and sweat shirts send $10 and a mailing label to:
PO Box 1521
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96156
Bike Award Sweat Shirt
mail $6 and address label to:
2261 Cold Creek Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150