The winner of today’s 33rd Annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge was Mark Donaldson, who ran the “World’s Toughest 6K” in 34 minutes, 25 seconds. The first female to cross the finish line was Amanda Sellers in 40 minutes, 50 seconds. Sophia Herrera, finished first in the youngest category (6 and under) and Bill Bell, age 95, finished first in the oldest category (90-120).
This year’s Female and Male Challenge Division Winners are:
|6 and under||Sophia Herrera||01:24:14|
The first Tram Road Challenge was held in 1983, and was won by Rob Slick in 27 minutes, 35 seconds and Nancy Baird in 35 minutes, 25 seconds. The fastest men’s time was set by Rubin Garcia of Mexico—26 minutes, 5 seconds—in 1987. Lubov Kremleva of Russia set the fastest women’s time—28 minutes, 56 seconds in 1998.
1,341 runners and walkers participated in this year’s Tram Road Challenge.