|AJW and Jared Campbell getting word|
at Cozy Dell (mile 68( on cancellation.
Heavy wind and rain on the valley floors and heavy wind and snow on the frequently travelled Nordhoff ridge caused the race director to stop the race for safety reasons shortly after midnight Saturday night (very early Sunday morning). In the 100 mile race, Jeff Browning, Karl Meltzer and Justin Angle were in between miles 68 and 75 when word of cancellation came through. Ty Draney, Jared Campbell, and Andy Jones-Wilkins had just entered the Cozy Dell aid station at mile 68.
As conditions deteriorated and the night went on, the race director took stock, allowing fewer and fewer runners to continue the race unless they were well-prepared for the wet, cold, and snowy weather, eventually cancelling altogether. Aid station captains and communication staff then began scrambling to account for all runners.
Rain is still falling heavily in the region and is expected to continue doing so through the rest of the weekend, which may affect to some degree Sunday's running of the LA Marathon.
|Clark Zealand & Scott Wolfe beginning |
Cozy Dell climb, before cancellation