By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
The TDS is “The Wild Alternative”. (TDS is an acronym for “Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie” (following the footprints of the Dukes of Savoie). This race started in Courmayeur on Tuesday the 23rd of August at middnight and runs for 145 kilometer with a massive 9,100 meters of elevation gain. The race had 1774 starters and runners are currently still arriving in Chamonix, but the top runners have made it to the finish line.
Here are the top three women:
Top American woman is Stacey Marion who ran with her sister Jessica Marion and they arrived in 52nd and 53rd place in 27:11:41 and 27:11:42 respectively.
And the top three men:
Top American man is Matt Palilla in 20th and a time of 23:13:35.