In one of America’s finest playgrounds for off-road adventure, the Moab Red Hot 55K/33K took place over the weekend in southern Utah. Runners had stunning views of the La Sal Mountains and Canyonlands National Park in what many ultrarunners consider a “kick off” race for 2016.
The 55K (about 34.1 miles) was won by Jim Walmsley of Flagstaff, Ariz., in a time of 3:49:20, while Brittany Goicoechea of Boise, Idaho was top female (and 13th overall) in 4:45:28. The 33K (20.5 miles) was won by Christian Gering (2:12:45) and Alicia Shay (2:39:56).
Here are photos from the race, taken by Derrick Lytle: