Krissy’s Hellgate Race Report

Krissy Moehl has updated her personal blog over at MountainZone with a race report on the Hellgate 100k.

Yesterday I noted that she set another course record at the event, but was having problems seeing when she crossed the finish line. It turns out the cold conditions, it dipped down to 12 degrees F, were causing her eyes to freeze. The story is a scary one, and how anyone could traverse the trail, running for 13 hours, let alone set a new course record, while slowly losing their eyesite, is beyond me. But in the end, Krissy crossed the finish line, and didn’t suffer any permanent damage to her eyes.

Congrats on the great race, and glad to hear the eyes are doing better!

4 thoughts on “Krissy’s Hellgate Race Report”

  1. “Krissy Moehl has updated her personal blog over at MountainZone with a race report on the Hellgate 100k.
    Yesterday I noted that she set another course record at the event …. The story is a scary one, and how anyone could traverse the trail, running for 13 hours, let alone set a new course record….”
    Really amazing! These long endurance events are incredible and represent the true physical and mental abilities of these people. Krissy did amazingly! These true records are even more remarkable, for me, when looking at the sorry claims made by a guy in my area I once revered really highly. A once Rainier Ranger, when a ranger in 1998 reported a fully fradulent speed record of Rainier. The summit register was obtained in 2003 showing his signature and time entry at 4hrs 20mins – he after the climb went quickly to the press Seattle Times and said it was 3hrs 26mins.

  2. Krissy Moehl has updated her personal blog over at MountainZone with a race report on the Hellgate 100k.
    Yesterday I noted that she set another course record at the event …. The story is a scary one, and how anyone could traverse the trail, running for 13 hours, let alone set a new course record….”
    Really amazing! These long endurance events are incredible and represent the true physical and mental abilities of these people. Krissy did amazingly! These true records are even more remarkable, for me, when looking at the sorry claims made by a guy in my area I once revered really highly. A once Rainier Ranger, when a ranger in 1998 Chad Kellog reported a fully fradulent speed record of Rainier. The summit register was obtained in 2003 showing his signature and time entry at 4hrs 20mins – he after the climb went quickly to the press Seattle Times and said it was 3hrs 26mins.

  3. Yep! Krissy, and other endurance athletes like her, are certainly amazing, and her records are even more impressive.

    It’s a shame when someone falsifies a report, like the climber you mentioned, in order to make themselves look better. It’s even more disheartening when it’s someone you respect. I guess as long as there are competitions and records to be set, we will have people who want to take a shortcut.

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