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Running Away With It

Stevie Kremer, who received a bachelor of arts in sociology from Colorado College in 2005 and a master of arts in teaching in 2006, was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Pikes Peak Marathon, while Alex Nichols, who earned an English degree in 2008, was a mere seconds behind the overall winner.

Kremer, who posted a time of 4:17:10, set two records for the marathon: a new course record for her age group and a new record for her age group in the descent portion of the event.

Nichols posted a time of 3:43:46, just seconds behind Touru Miyahara of Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka, Japan, who came in at 3:43:23. Nichols earned All-America honors in cross country when he was a student, and now serves as assistant track coach at CC.

The Pikes Peak Marathon, the third-oldest marathon in the country, was held on Sunday, Aug. 18. Participants started at 7 a.m. in Manitou Springs, with the course winding up Barr Trail to the top of the famed 14,110-foot mountain and then back down, for a total of 26.2 miles.

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