Pikes Peak Ascent Results: Record by Rémi Bonnet, another win for Sophia Laukli

Pikes Peak Ascent results - 2023 Golden Trail Series. Rémi Bonnet broke a 30-year-old record, finishing the men's race in 2:00:21. USA's Sophia Laukli won the women's race.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 18) — Swiss runner Rémi Bonnet not only defended his Pikes Peak Ascent title but also broke a 30-year-old record, finishing the grueling 13.3-mile race in just 2:00:21. USA’s Sophia Laukli won the women’s race on a busy weekend in the Golden Trail Series.

The victory this weekend by Bonnet was celebrated by spectators and fellow athletes alike, marking a historic moment in the annals of mountain running.

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Record-Breaking Performance

Rémi Bonnet’s preparation for the race was meticulous, including sleeping in an altitude tent set at 3,000 meters (just under 10,000 feet) back home in Switzerland.

However, it was a visit to Colorado Custard Company, owned by the previous record-holder Matt Carpenter, that provided the extra motivation. Carpenter urged Bonnet to aim for his 1993 record of 2:01:06, which Bonnet successfully shattered!

Kenya’s Patrick Kipngeno, who finished second set a new course record for ages 30-34. The 30-year-old clocked 2:04:09, improving the previous age group course record of 2:05:04, set in 1995 by Ricardo Mejia.

Meanwhile, American Sophia Laukli was a comfortable winner in the women’s race. Laukli, who was 39th overall, won the women’s section with a time of 2:35:54.

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2023 Pikes Peak Ascent Results: Golden Trail Series.

Men’s Results: Top 30

PlaceAgeNameCityCountryFinish
128Rémi BonnetCharmeySUI2:00:20 R
230Patrick KipngenoNaivashaKEN2:04:09 CR
328Eli HemmingLouisvilleUSA2:07:40
438Seth J DeMoorLakewoodUSA2:09:47
539Joseph GrayColorado SpringsUSA2:11:19
626Roberto DelorenziSigirinoSUI2:11:20
725Daniel OsanzZaragozaESP2:12:34
826Brian WhitfieldColorado SpringsUSA2:14:55
935Chad HallSan DiegoUSA2:15:08
1028Noah WilliamsLeadvilleUSA2:15:16
1123Meikael Beaudoin-RousseauSunnyvaleUSA2:16:30
1224Sam HendrySalt Lake CityUSA2:16:43
1321Philemon Ombogo KiriagoNaivashaKEN2:16:44
1425Daniel PattisTiersITA2:20:01
1531Alex Carrillo GarciaRedovanESP2:20:24
1626Anthony FelberPoisyFRA2:22:11
1729Darren ThomasRenoUSA2:22:37
1734Eder Antonio Belmont SanchezPittsburghUSA2:22:37
1935Juan Carera CasasEstado de MéxicoMEX2:22:39
2025Johen R. DeLeonGunnisonUSA2:23:12
2125Joey DeFeoFlagstaffUSA2:24:11
2231Francesco PuppiAppiano GentileITA2:24:34
2325Nicholas TurcoBoulderUSA2:24:45
2433Joseph DeMoorCarbondaleUSA2:24:48
2527Garrett CorcoranSalt Lake CityUSA2:25:16
2625Mattia BertonciniBorgosesiaITA2:26:27
2727Leonard Albert MitricaBrasovROM2:28:17
2824Cole CampbellGunnisonUSA2:28:20
2932David NorrisSteamboat SpringsUSA2:28:28
3025Christian AllenOremUSA2:28:50
3118Ali A PapillonBoulderUSA2:28:57

Women’s Results: Top 30

PlaceAgeNameCityCountryFinish
123Sophia LaukliSalt Lake CityUSA2:35:54
235Judith WyderKehrsatzSUI2:39:35
324Anna GibsonTeton VillageUSA2:43:59
420Malen Osa AnsaOñatiESP2:47:23
524Sara AlonsoSan sebastianESP2:48:13
629Júlia Font GómezFondeguillaESP2:49:06
741Alicia ShayBreckenridgeUSA2:49:16
827Elise Margaux PoncetHèchesFRA2:50:10
926Tabor HemmingKremmlingUSA2:50:30
1030Sylvia T NordskarOsloNOR2:51:38
1131Hali HafemanDenverUSA2:52:53
1232Allie McLaughlinColorado SpringsUSA2:53:19
1330Giselle SlotboomSalt Lake CityUSA2:56:02
1430Rachel TomajczykWilliamsUSA2:57:32
1532Anna-Stiina ErkkiläEspooFIN2:57:56
1637Camilla MaglianoTorinoITA2:59:20
1730Florea Monica MadalinaSighisoaraROM3:00:07
1825Lara C HamiltonGunnisonUSA3:00:13
1931Jessica Jane YeatonSteamboat SpringsUSA3:02:12
2026Allie OstranderSeattleUSA3:04:47
2137Amanda S KosloskyPeytonUSA3:07:05
2232Kira BelzerPuyallupUSA3:07:57
2345Kelly WilliamsonColorado SpringsUSA3:08:44
2434Anna DulkoNorth VancouverCAN3:08:59
2533Kristin JohnsonSalt Lake CityUSA3:09:31
2634Kasey SutherlinMoabUSA3:10:06
2727Laurel MoyerLock HavenUSA3:10:46
2838Sarah VillasenorDenverUSA3:11:34
2942Lisa DuncanLafayetteUSA3:13:51
3031Marissa BaranauskasColorado SpringsUSA3:17:15
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