Race Results 2006
September 26 - October 1  


Next year's Marathon will be Saturday September 29

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

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And please come run our 3rd  Maui Surf n' Sand 15K & 5K  
January 14, 2007 on the Island of Maui


Interesting stories and photos

  1. The Bike racer who drove into the parking garage with his bikes mounted to the top of the car.....

  2. Momma Bear and her two cubs who stopped the back of the pack marathoners at the bottom of the Hill from Hell

  3. Johan Oosthuizen, 33,  from South Africa who set the Guinness World record for the running the fastest three consecutive marathons on 3 different courses in three days. His official time was 8:10:07 breaking the Guinness World Record, which was held by Raymond Hubbard of the UK (8:22:31) since 1988.

  4. See Scott Dunlap's Blog on the Lake Tahoe Marathon

  5. See some great photos in slide show format from Marathoner Martin Diekhoff

  6. Marathon Maniacs Newsletter

  7. Pine Nuts column from the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza for your amusement

  8. Peter Lubber's Super Triple Blog  (see what its like to run 26.2 x 26.2 x 72.2 miles)

  9. Peter Lubber's Slide Show of the Super Triple

  10. Bare Foot Ken Bob's Blog  with photo's

  11. Aid Station Slide Show

  12. Awards Presentation Slide Show

  13. Best photos of Week of Events Slide Show

  14. Bike Race and Awards Slide show

  15. Expo & Speakers Slide Show

  16. Extreme Golf Slide Show

  17. Finish Line runners & vendors Slide Show

  18. Kayak & Swim Slide Show with photos

  19. Marathon & Half Marathon Slide Show

  20. Tahoe Triple Slide Show

  21. Triple Dinner Slide Show

  22. All events Slide Show

  23. 5K and the Optimist Kids Fun Runs Slide Show

  24. First snow of the year: October 10, 2006 Good thing we moved the Marathon up two weeks this year. October 10th would have been the Race Directors Snow Shoe Fun Run though 10" of new snow.

I am very happy to tell you that Vijayakeerthji Ramalingam who collapsed from an allergic reaction, midway up the Hill from Hell (16 mile mark) while running the Half Marathon on Saturday is OK. He also told me that Karen Jones and Nancy Hill without question saved his live. After completing their job at the start line of the Half Marathon they came across him while driving back to the finish. They picked him up, and put him in their car and headed for the hospital, but luckily for him the ambulance was stationed at the top of the hill. Their quick action, and the ambulance stationed on the course, saved his live. He is allergic to humus and he did not realize that sesame seeds were related to humus. He had already thrown up a few times that morning after breakfast,  but did not want to miss the race, he said.

See your Race Photos at the link below:


Lake Tahoe Marathon Race Week results
Truckee’s Bristow wins 10K, South African sets record

Jeremy Evans/Tahoe Daily Tribune
October 2, 2006

Regardless of whether Johan Oosthuizen set a new world record at Lake Tahoe, the South African certainly came to the United States with the right attitude.

“You can’t run like a coward if you want to break a world record,” Oosthuizen said. “It’s one thing to set the pace for the first two days. But lining up for the last race on that final day, you really don’t know what to expect.”

Oosthuizen expected greatness and achieved it on Saturday, finishing the Tahoe Triple in a record time of 8 hours, 10 minutes, 70 seconds. His three-day time is a Guinness World Record for “Fastest Aggregate Time — Three Marathons in Three Days.” The United Kingdom’s Raymond Hubbard was the previous world record holder, running marathons in Belfast, Ireland, London and Boston in 8:22.31 (April 16-18, 1988).

Oosthuizen, 33, ran the first marathon on Thursday in 2:43.36, going from Emerald Bay to Spooner Lake. He ran the second marathon on Friday in 2:43.31, going from Spooner Lake to Tahoe City. His third marathon was on Saturday in conjunction with the 11th annual Lake Tahoe Marathon. He finished in 2:44.03.

“I was quite consistent, especially for this last day’s race,” said Oosthuizen, whose personal best marathon time is 2:22.30. “I think the last day is the toughest because there are two bad climbs. On the first day, there is only one bad climb (to Spooner Lake).

“It’s much easier running at sea level, but then you have to find three marathons in a row and you have to travel. Logistically, it is much easier here because you can stay in South Lake Tahoe and rest up before each race. It’s a huge relief to get this record.”

Oosthuizen broke the previous Tahoe Triple record by almost 45 minutes.

Torres wins Lake Tahoe Marathon
Tony Torres had 6,223 reasons why he didn’t win the Lake Tahoe Marathon last year — one for each foot that America’s largest Alpine lake sits above sea level.

“That was my first experience up here and the altitude got to me,” said Torres, who entered last year’s race after winning the San Francisco Marathon. “The elevation was a big deal. This year, I had a lot more experience at altitude.”

A Southern California resident, Torres ran between 100-150 miles each week in Big Bear, situated about 6,000 feet above Los Angeles. The Tahoe-specific training paid dividends on Saturday, when he won the 2006 Lake Tahoe Marathon in 2 hours, 42 minutes, 40 seconds.

Torres, who finished second last year, completed the 26.2-mile course from Tahoe City to Pope Beach two minutes faster than Oosthuizen (2:44.05).

Lisa Butler won the elite women’s race in 3:24.58. A resident of Tulsa, Okla., Butler was running for the first time in Lake Tahoe.

“I was concerned about a lot of things, but it seemed to work out,” said the 33-year-old Butler, a high school math teacher who arrived in South Shore at midnight on Thursday. “I have asthma, so the altitude does affect me a little bit here. I used my inhaler a couple of times, but it wasn’t that big of a deal. I was actually hoping to do 3:15.”

Butler is also hoping to qualify for the Olympic trials in the women’s marathon.

Truckee’s Bristow claims 10K
Nathan Bristow ran cross country for the University of California, Davis, so Saturday’s 10K run at the Lake Tahoe Marathon was nothing more than old memories for the 26-year-old Truckee resident.

“In college, 10Ks are about the furthest you go,” said Bristow, who has lived in Truckee for three years. “I am planning on doing the Sacramento Marathon in December. I needed to work myself up to higher mileages.”

Bristow is on his way after winning the 10K in 34 minutes, 2 seconds. A U.S. Forest Service employee who also worked at Royal Gorge Cross Country Center last winter, Bristow was competing in his first event in the Lake Tahoe Marathon.

“The 10K seemed like a good one to do. It’s pretty cool, but that Tahoe Triple sounds like an eventual goal. You want to race and get better so you are ready when it comes to the big races.”

Meissner wins inaugural event
Sean Meissner, who won the Tahoe Triple from 2001-2004, is ready to start a new streak at the Lake Tahoe Marathon after winning the 72-mile Lake Tahoe Ultra in 10 hours, 28 minutes. He started his run from Pope Beach at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning and was the first person to cross the finish line later that day at his starting spot.

“The Tahoe Triple is hard because you have to get up for it mentally, physically and emotionally for three days in a row,” said Meissner, a Sisters, Ore., resident. “This race, you only have to do that for one day. It’s cool to run around the lake in the Tahoe Triple, but it’s even cooler to do it all in one day.”

Meissner encountered some odd events during his journey. Near Burger King in Stateline, he passed three drunk men fighting in a dark parking lot. Then in Kings Beach, his support team watched a bear cross the road, though Meissner never saw it.

“I was a little scared about the fight because I didn’t know if they were going to bring me into it,” Meissner said. “I seriously sped up to get past them.”

Meissner’s goal was to run a 9:30, but he battled a tough stretch between miles 42-58, near Dollar Hill outside Tahoe City. In addition to vomiting, he walked for a portion before regaining his strength.

Locals’ results

1. Nathan Bristow, Truckee, 34:00

Half marathon
43, Dan Tester, Truckee, 1:51:08
48, Richard Mallett, Tahoe City, 1:51:22
88. Annette Means, Truckee, 1:57:02
102, Kristin Burley, Truckee, 1:58:37
111, Martha Krieg, Truckee, 1:59:45
213, Harry Lefrak, Truckee, 2:13:07
281, Kayleen Malone, Truckee, 2:21:06
298, Brant Allen, Truckee, 2:22:43
332, Amy Desler, Truckee, 2:26:40
528, Casey Fong, Truckee, 2:56:59
529, Sharon Fong, Truckee, 2:56:59
584, Leigh Cullen, Tahoe City, 3:11:15
656, Susan Smith, Tahoma, 3:39:59
704, Janet Green, Truckee, 3:59:21

20-mile power walk and run
10. Jessica Baker, Truckee, 3:26:03, second women’s 30-34 age group

82, Amanda Conk, Tahoe City, 4:09:57, fourth women’s 25-29 age group
166, Michael O'Neill, Truckee, 4:45:14
257, Alexandria Stulla, Tahoe City, 5:19:00
259, Kathy Walsh, Truckee, 5:19:56
320, Laura Murtha, Truckee, 5:54:04

The Great 72-Mile Bike Race
2. Nate Freed, Tahoe City, 3:04:49
3. John Wagnon, Glenbrook, 3:06:21
4. Ramsey Etchison, Truckee, 3:06:24
11. Jeff Swan, Truckee, 14:30:38, second in men’s 25-29 age group

10-mile Kayak
2. Jason Hall, Truckee, 1:36:43.7






We are selling the extra black Marathon Event Wind Shirts for $22 which includes shipping

Sizes are Medium,  Large, and a few XL  only

Send a check and a address sticker to:

2261 Cold Creek Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96159

Or email same info with credit card # (visa or MC)



Missing your Name and Time in the results?

Contact Sylvan Smyth , our timer, who will find you.


 Need to return your 2006 ChampionChip?  Click Here

Returning Your Chip

Are you are a recent participant of an event which was timed by Race Headquarters, still have your ChampionChip and would like to return it? Or perhaps you signed up for an event and were unable to participate.

First let us know via email info@raceheadquarters.com

Then please mail it in a padded envelope marked 'HAND SORT' to this address:

Race Headquarters
ChampionChip Canada
12505 Izon Court
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 9W6


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 by one of our volunteers.

Send your check for $6 and an address label to: 

 Leilani Connolly
PO Box 10594
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158


For Triple & Ultra Awards and sweat shirts (please include sweat shirt size)  send $10 and a mailing label to:

Austin Angell
PO Box 1521
South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96156

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


Results 2006

Wednesday September 27

Extreme Golf

Thursday September 28, 2006

5 Mile Kayak
10 Mile Kayak
1 Mile Swim
1st Day Triple Marathon

Friday September 29, 2006

The Great 72 Mile Bike Race
35 Mile Bike Race

2nd Day Triple Marathon

Saturday September 30, 2006

3rd Day Triple Marathon
Overall Triple Marathon Results
Super Triple
The Mid-night Express 72 Mile Lake Tahoe Ultra
50 Mile Time for the 72 Mile Ultra

Marathon- Overall
Hand Crank Wheelchair
20 Mile Power Walk or Run
Half Marathon- Overall
10K- Overall

2 Person Marathon Relays
5 Person Marathon Relays

Thursday-Friday-Saturday September 28-30, 2006
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. 1, 2006
Kids Fun Runs

For timing questions or corrections contact:
Race Headquarters
Sylvan Smyth

See your Race Photos at the link below:


Go to Brightroom the official Lake Tahoe Marathon race photographer for 2006 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.




Special Medals will be awarded to any runner who completes
 the Lake Tahoe Marathon and The Nevada Wide Open  De Mayo Marathon consecutively.  held last May or next May 6, 2007