Western State alum Scott Dahlberg took the inaugural Pikes Peak High Altitude mile today. Photo courtesy of Western State Athletics.
A huge round of applause for Scott Dahlberg (Peyton, 2003; Western State, 2008) as the winner of today's inaugural Pikes Peak High-Altitude Mile. The winning time was 4:48, so it is indeed possible to run sub-5 at 14,115 feet on what amounts to essentially a gravel surface.
After going through each of the first three quarters at roughly 1:15 pace, Dahlberg took over the lead on the final lap of the six-lap event and held off Dey Dey (Thornton, 2008) for the win.
YouTube video by Pikes Peak Sports (see their web site for interviews with Scott Dahlberg and women's winner Nicole Mericle)