Was looking over Pikes Peak stuff - trying to figure out how and if I am going to make it and ran across the Ascent competitive entry list with Mario Macias predicting a 2:03. 7 predictions to go under 2:10 include Max King, Michael Aish.
Full prediction list has 40 people thinking they can go 2:30 or better including Tommy Manning, Simon Guterriez, Alex Nichols, Rickey Gates, Peter Maksimow.
Some Competitive entry bios
Is a possible course (2:01:06 Matt Carpenter) record ripe for the taking? Makes me want to be at the Summit for the finish of these guys - would be incredible to see a few of them challenge it.
My guess is Rickey Gates for the win.
Fellow Kiwi Michael Aish - I've never met him - to come in second.
Mario Macias - 3rd
Max King - 4th
Simon Guterriez - 5th
As for me - don't wait at the top, I just want to beat the 6 1/2 hour cut off. (But 4:30 would be ideal considering unable to train for 2 plus months prior).