Quinn, Ross win Soggy Bottom 100

Anchorage’s Najeeby Quinn smashed the previous course record in winning the Soggy Bottom 100 on Saturday, Aug. 5.

The Soggy is a mountain bike race that starts in Hope, takes the Resurrection Pass trail to Cooper Landing, then takes the same trail back to Hope with a detour all the way up and down the Devil’s Creek trail.

The tour is just over 100 miles long and has 10,000 feet of vertical gain and loss. The race dates back to 2004.

Quinn finished at 9 hours, 49 minutes and 1 second to cruise to the women’s title and finish fourth overall.

The previous women’s record was set by Kinsey Loan in 2018 at 10:32:37. Quinn also smashed all the previous women’s record times to the checkpoints — Hope to Cooper Landing, Cooper Landing to Devil’s Creek trailhead, and Devil’s to Hope.

Shelley Giraldo was the second woman across the line, and seventh overall, at 11:52:15.

Anchorage’s Will Ross defended the men’s title with a time of 8 hours, 44 minutes and 28 seconds. Last year, Ross had set the men’s record at 8:28:39.

Seward’s Chaz DiMarzio took second at 9:20:47, while Eric DiFolco was third at 9:43:01.

Soggy Bottom 100

Overall individual results — 1. Will Ross, 8 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds; 2. Chaz DiMarzio, 9:20:47; 3. Eric DiFolco, 9:43:01; 4. Najeeby Quinn, 9:49:01; 5. Dante Petri, 9:52:46; 6. Mike Filipowski, 10:41:40; 7. Shelley Giraldo, 11:52:15; 8. Alex Alonso, 11:52:50; 9. Mikey Evans, 12:05:15; 10. Tommy Vanvliet, 12:08:20; 11. Mike Monterusso, 12:10:15; 12. Marcos Ramos, 12:19:10; 13. Christina Grande, 12:27:30; 14. Kailyn McGrath, 12:50:10.

Teams — 1. DND, 9:38 (estimated); 2. CPR, 10:17:10; 3. Bonklife, 10:51; 4. Exhibition Expedition, 11:13:22.

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