Red Wing, MN – After six grueling stages, 115 miles of running and 19 hours on the trail, Bryan Dayton and Krissy Moehl of Team Vasque were the first place finishers in the open-mixed category at the 4th Annual 2010 GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run.
This was Dayton and Moehl’s first time participating in the race and also their first time running as a team. Their official winning time was 19 hours, 2 minutes and 16 seconds, putting them a full 12 minutes ahead of the second place team, Frontrunners West Shore, from Canada.
“We are both sponsored by Vasque, but we have different running specialties,” says Moehl, who usually focuses on 50- to 100-mile races as compared to Dayton’s marathon and shorter distances. “Bryan was an amazing running partner and we became a solid team.”
The GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run begins in Buena Vista, CO, and takes runners on six grueling, yet stunning stages through sandy high desert, magical aspen glades, stately pine forests, historical ghost towns, frigid creek crossings and over exposed 12,000+ foot passes ending at Beaver Creek ski resort. Team Vasque was one of 18 teams who finished the race with only one team dropping out due to injuries.
Dayton, who lives in Boulder, CO, and spends most of his time running and skiing the Colorado Rockies, excelled on the uphills. Moehl, who resides in Seattle, WA, is an accomplished long distance runner who dominates on the downhills.
“After Stage 1, we decided to use a tow system on the uphills,” says Dayton. “We were running at over 8000 feet in altitude and implementing the tow let us take advantage of the other’s strengths and bring home a win.”
Team Vasque crossed the Stage 6 finish line hand in hand with Team Frontrunners West Shore where all teams celebrated their efforts on the winner’s podium.
“We’re looking forward to Stage 7 (aka the post race party) and I might even take a few days off from running,” said Dayton after the race.
Dayton and Moehl both ran in the Vasque Transistors for the entire race. To learn more about these athletes and Vasque Footwear, please visit www.vasque.com.
Vasque footwear, a family-owned company rich in heritage and deeply rooted in the outdoor community, understands the outdoors is a state of mind and specializes in creating trail ready footwear for trail ready lives. For more than 45 years, their focus has been thoughtfully designed and carefully built performance footwear to take the next generation of trail users wherever the trail goes. Vasque focuses on fit and world-class performance as the core pillars in every backpacking, hiking, multisport and kids shoe they produce. Vasque’s authentic footwear withstands harsh conditions, rugged wear and the tests of time. www.vasque.com
About W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Perhaps best known for its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to life-saving cardiovascular devices. Gore is headquartered in Newark, Del., posts annual sales of $2.6 billion, and employs 9,000 associates in 30 countries worldwide. It is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings were introduced in 1984. Visit www.gore.com to learn more.