Carson City woman wins Tahoe Rim Trail 55k run

Carson City’s Andrea Bayer, left, was the top woman, taking eighth overall in the 55-kilometer race in the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs.

Carson City’s Andrea Bayer, left, was the top woman, taking eighth overall in the 55-kilometer race in the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs.
Western Nevada College

Andrea Bayer of Carson City was the fastest woman in the 55-kilometer distance of the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs held July 16-17, according to a news release.
Carson City hosted the 21st Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs. More than 500 racers from all over the world competed in the 100-mile, 50-mile and 55-kilometer distances, according to the release. Racers came from as far away as Japan.
Only 71 racers out of a field of 136 made it to the finish line.
Top finishers in the 55K were Ben Tedore (5:07) of Reno and Bayer (6:46).
The overall 100-mile winner was Dennis Boic of Redding, California, who finished in 22:19 and the Women’s winner was Christy Baker of San Diego in 30:08. Carson City's Robert Montgomery finished in 32:19 and Tony Moore finished in 32:21.
The fastest man in the 50-mile was William Tennent (9:15) of Brooklyn and the fastest woman was Mary Fetter (11:10) of Palo Alto, California. Local finishers were Jason Kerver, Larry McDonald, Angela Sullivan and Juan Bravo.
Other local finishers in the 55K were Nancy Davison, Tammie Bigley, Taylor Davison, Dean Williams, Laura Wiggins, Alisha Clark, David Hamilton, Kate Mortensen and Bill Andrews.
The start/finish and race village was located at Western Nevada College and the clock went off at 5 a.m. for the 100-mile race and 6 a.m. for the other distances.
The skies were clear and the 4,200 foot climb to the top of Snow Valley Peak soon spread the racers out over the course. Once on the Tahoe Rim Trail, the runners had the first of many views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake. Back country aid stations dotted the course where ice, grilled cheese sandwiches, and even cold beer were offered.
The racers finished with a 12-mile downhill from the Tahoe Rim to the finish at WNC. Runners returned to Carson City throughout Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon with the final 100-mile racer finishing just 18 minutes before the 5 p.m. Sunday cutoff.

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