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2014 Pikes Peak Ascent

Highlights from the 59th running of the race to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Ryan Burke and his wife, Jonica Burke of Portsmouth, Ohio, walk toward the start Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. This was the couples second time racing the Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Ryan Burke and his wife, Jonica Burke of Portsmouth, Ohio, walk toward the start Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. This was the couples second time racing the Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Runners wait for the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Runners wait for the start of the second wave Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the second wave Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Six-time winner Steve Gachupin greets runners Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Six-time winner Steve Gachupin greets runners Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Terri Sommer of Littleton takes a picture of the family before they raced Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. Sommer's daughter Kim Dobson holds the women's record in the Ascent at 2 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Terri Sommer of Littleton takes a picture of the family before they raced Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. Sommer's daughter Kim Dobson holds the women's record in the Ascent at 2 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Crews add the finishing touches to the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Crews add the finishing touches to the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Runners in the second wave race past the starting line in Manitou Springs Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, toward the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and the finish of the Pike Peak Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the second wave race past the starting line in Manitou Springs Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, toward the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and the finish of the Pike Peak Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Runners in the first wave cross the starting line Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, to begin the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the first wave cross the starting line Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, to begin the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ashley Schuermann shows off her medal after completing the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014 with a time of 5:00:59. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Allie McLaughlin, 23, passes through the crowd as she makes her way to a first place finish in the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. McLaughlin was the overall female finisher with a time of 2:33:42. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Sue Weiskopf-Larson races up the final mile of the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014 as she tackles 7,815 vertical feet and 13.32 miles in 4:35:59. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Sage Canaday, 28, celebrates as he crosses the finish line in first place to win the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Canaday won the race with a time of 2:10:03. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Runners in the first wave of the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent line up for the start of the 7,815 vertical foot and 13.32 mile race Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ian Hunt, 7, and his father Matt Hunt blow vuvuzelas as they cheer on Liz Hunt, Ian's mother, as she makes her final push up the mountain during the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Hunt finished the race in 5:05:19 . Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A racer hits the final stretch of the Pikes Peak Ascent after climbing the 16 Golden Stairs during the 7,815 foot vertical gain and 13.32 mile race Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ryan Burke and his wife, Jonica Burke of Portsmouth, Ohio, walk toward the start Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. This was the couples second time racing the Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Ryan Burke and his wife, Jonica Burke of Portsmouth, Ohio, walk toward the start Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. This was the couples second time racing the Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the second wave Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners wait for the start of the second wave Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Six-time winner Steve Gachupin greets runners Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Six-time winner Steve Gachupin greets runners Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Terri Sommer of Littleton takes a picture of the family before they raced Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent  in Manitou Springs. Sommer's daughter Kim Dobson holds the women's record in the Ascent at 2 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Terri Sommer of Littleton takes a picture of the family before they raced Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the start of the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. Sommer's daughter Kim Dobson holds the women's record in the Ascent at 2 hours, 24 minutes, 59 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Crews add the finishing touches to the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Crews add the finishing touches to the start of the Pike Peak Ascent Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the second wave race past the starting line in Manitou Springs Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, toward the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and the finish of the Pike Peak Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the second wave race past the starting line in Manitou Springs Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, toward the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and the finish of the Pike Peak Ascent. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the first wave cross the starting line Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, to begin the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

Runners in the first wave cross the starting line Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, to begin the Pike Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ashley Schuermann shows off her medal after completing the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014 with a time of 5:00:59. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Allie McLaughlin, 23, passes through the crowd as she makes her way to a first place finish in the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. McLaughlin was the overall female finisher with a time of 2:33:42. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Racers climb 7,815 vertical feet in just 13.32 miles as they tackle the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Sue Weiskopf-Larson races up the final mile of the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014 as she tackles 7,815 vertical feet and 13.32 miles in 4:35:59. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Sage Canaday, 28, celebrates as he crosses the finish line in first place to win the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Canaday won the race with a time of 2:10:03. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Runners in the first wave of the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent line up for the start of the 7,815 vertical foot and 13.32 mile race Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Ian Hunt, 7, and his father Matt Hunt blow vuvuzelas as they cheer on Liz Hunt, Ian's mother, as she makes her final push up the mountain during the Pikes Peak Ascent Saturday, August 16, 2014. Hunt finished the race in 5:05:19 . Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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A racer hits the final stretch of the Pikes Peak Ascent after climbing the 16 Golden Stairs during the 7,815 foot vertical gain and 13.32 mile race Saturday, August 16, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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