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

Please send any comments or interesting stories you may have to the
Ring Master

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


Friday Oct. 7, 2005

a la carte Thursday and Friday Marathons

Saturday Oct. 8, 2005
Triple Marathon
Marathon- Overall
Marathon - Age Divisions
20 Mile Power Walk or Run
Half Marathon- Overall
Half Marathon - Age Divisions
10K- Overall
10K - Age Divisions
2 Person Marathon Relays
5 Person Marathon Relays

Thursday-Friday-Saturday Oct. 6-8, 2005
3-Day Triathlon
Kayak-35 Bike -Half Marathon
Kayak - 35 Bike - Marathon

Kayak-72 Bike-10K
Kayak-72 Bike -Half Marathon
Kayak - 72 Bike - Marathon

Swim -35 Bike -Half Marathon
Swim - 35 Bike - Marathon

Swim-72 Bike-10K
Swim -72 Bike -Half Marathon
Swim - 72 Bike - Marathon

Sunday Oct. 9, 2005
Kids Fun Runs

For timing questions or corrections contact:
Jim Lovell

See your Race Photos at www.brightroom.com

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: 

 Leilani Connolly
PO Box 10594
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


For Triple Awards and sweat shirts send $10 and a mailing label to:

Austin Angell
PO Box 1521
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96156

Bike Award Sweat Shirt
mail $6 and address label to:
Les Wright
2261 Cold Creek Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150