Olin Mosher rises to the top

Olin Mosher raced his way to a Sufferfest gold medal in his age category last weekend during the Kootenay event

  • Jul. 29, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Olin Mosher raced his way to a Sufferfest gold medal in his age category last weekend during the Kootenay event.

At 15, Olin was the youngest competitor in the race.

Running alongside Olin in the 45-kilometre race was his mother Hanka, who finished second in her division.

The pair ran the ultra marathon in a time of 6:07:32, placing 13 and 14 overall in the 29-person field.

The annual event was held in the small Kootenay village of New Denver.

From the shores of Slocan Lake the racers worked their way up the 45-km route with a 2,200-metre vertical climb to the old fire lookout on top of Mount Idaho.

The Moshers enjoyed the event and the course with all its challenges and wild flowers and beauty.

Next up on the schedule is the original and premier Sufferfest event, Kootenay Sufferfest, which will be hosted in Kaslo on Sept. 5-7.

At last year’s event, Olin and Hanka raced side-by-side in the 25-km race, placing second and third in their respective divisions.

Sufferfest consists of 16 different running, biking and duathlon races across the Kootenays.

 

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