Not for me, but for the winner. I voted on GZ's poll for Rickey Gates. Last year in the week before the Barr Trail Mountain Race I was slogging up the W's and he came cruising up past me. I didn't know who he was until race day. I have kind of followed him and his blog since.
Michael Aish was my next choice - for the only reason that he and I were born in New Zealand. Got to support the Kiwis. (not the fruit, but the natives).
Just now I was looking at results from the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon - I ran this 2 years ago so have kind of kept track of it since and would like to do it again one day as it is a fast course.
Anywhoooo.... Mario Macias won today w/ a time of 1:02:50. That's a 4:57 per mile pace.
Now I realize that the Ascent is a completely different race - but if that record (2:01:06) was to ever fall, I would give Mario a fighting chance next Saturday.