Sage Canaday (Cor ’08) may have only started competing on mountains recently but he has just won his first national title. On Saturday, Canaday won the USA Mountain Championships by being the winner of the 52nd Mount Washington Road Race. This race is a historic all uphill run along the single road that climbs along the highest mountain in New England, Mount Washington. Canaday’s time of 58:27 is the 3rd fastest time in the 7.6 mile race history.
Finishing in 4th place was Glenn Randall, the Dartmouth alumnus who made the distance world buzz when he took the early lead in the 2012 Boston Marathon. His final time was 1:00.58, just five seconds out of 3rd place.
Max King (Cor ’02), who has won numerous trail championships in the recent years, finished 8th overall in 1:02.21.
Based on their finishes from Saturday, Canaday and Randall will represent Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championships in Temu, Italy in September. The whole team is in the photo above. Canaday is 2nd from the right. Randall is in the center, wearing a pair of shoes around his neck.
Details on the USA Mountain Championship race can be found here.
Photo courtesy of USA Mountain Championship.