Quantcast

2017 ELLIPTICAL CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Winning Streak Extended on Men’s Side, Newcomer Takes Women’s Title

It might be best to rename the 8th Annual Elliptical Cycling World Championships to “The Rusty Snow Show.” The reigning champ showed his strength and tactical savviness on daunting Palomar Mountain, located just outside of San Diego, by winning his sixth title in a row in 1:11:47.

Rusty Snow and Eric Blake

Eventual winner Rusty Snow leads challenger Eric Blake

On the women’s side, a new winner was crowned.  Madeleine Marecki, ElliptiGO’s Marketing Communications Manager, covered the course in 1:41:00 in her first appearance at the World Championships.

Madeleine Marecki

Women’s winner Madeleine Marecki

The Elliptical Cycling World Championships features a brutal 11.69 mile, 4,209-foot climb at an average grade of 7% up Palomar Mountain’s South Grade. In the invitation-only event, riders must post a qualifying time in an organized ride prior to the championship.

Snow, an elite Masters runner with numerous national and international Masters titles to his name, prepared for his ride with more ElliptiGO-specific training than in the past. His diligence worked, as he held off a tenacious Eric Blake, who himself took the lead several times throughout the race. Blake, who hails from Connecticut, used his strong climbing skills honed from being a member of the U.S. Mountain Running Team and three-time winner of the Mount Washington Road Race. Jason Warwick, a 2:19 marathoner out of Canada, rounded out the men’s podium, clocking in at 1:15:26.

The women’s race played out differently, with Marecki leading the competition wire-to-wire and taking tenth overall. The recent California transplant, who ran Division I for Brown University, ran 40 to 50 miles and doubled with the ElliptiGO bike 4 days per week in the lead-up to the race. Mary Johnson of Connecticut, Head Coach of Run Lift Perform and a 3:06 marathoner, took runner-up honors in her first World Championships, riding 1:52:51. Competitive Ironman triathlete Cary Craig of Davis, California took the final podium spot, pipping perennial World Championships rider Anna Thatcher by 28 seconds with a 1:58:02.

Be sure to take a look at our pictures from the event!

2017 World Championships

Winner’s podium, from left: Cary Craig, Mary Johnson, Madeleine Marecki, Rusty Snow and Eric Blake

Overall Results from the 2017 Elliptical Cycling World Championships

1Rusty Snow1:11:47
2Eric Blake1:12:20
3Jason Warwick1:15:26
4Niels Vande Casteele1:17:13
5Matt Fitzgerald1:24:01
6Bryan Pate1:31:03
7Nat Waller1:35:33
8Bryce Whiting1:38:39
9Steve Loewenkamp1:40:36
10Madeleine Marecki1:41:00
11Jordan Trump1:42:29
12Jim Cremer1:44:08
13Jeff Caron1:44:28
14Jeff Baker1:45:54
15Eric Korevaar1:47:09
16Chuck Day1:49:11
17Clay Whiting1:49:54
18Mary Johnson1:52:51
19Bill Pinnell1:53:38
20Bob Rowden1:54:36
21Ron Richardson1:54:52
22John Burmester1:57:50
23Cary Craig1:58:02
24Anna Thatcher1:58:30
25Anissa Andres2:03:33
26Djohara Vande Casteele2:15:05
27John Pilkington2:16:15
28Dave Griffith2:35:12

 

Results from the 2017 Elliptical Cycling World Championships – Men

1Rusty Snow1:11:47
2Eric Blake1:12:20
3Jason Warwick1:15:26
4Niels Vande Casteele1:17:13
5Matt Fitzgerald1:24:01
6Bryan Pate1:31:03
7Nat Waller1:35:33
8Bryce Whiting1:38:39
9Steve Loewenkamp1:40:36
10Jordan Trump1:42:29
11Jim Cremer1:44:08
12Jeff Caron1:44:28
13Jeff Baker1:45:54
14Eric Korevaar1:47:09
15Chuck Day1:49:11
16Clay Whiting1:49:54
17Bill Pinnell1:53:38
18Bob Rowden1:54:36
19Ron Richardson1:54:52
20John Burmester1:57:50
21John Pilkington2:16:15
22Dave Griffith2:35:12

 

Results from the 2017 Elliptical Cycling World Championships – Women

1Madeleine Marecki1:41:00
2Mary Johnson1:52:51
3Cary Craig1:58:02
4Anna Thatcher1:58:30
5Anissa Andres2:03:33
6Djohara Vande Casteele2:15:05

 

 

Comments

Posted October 23, 2017 by Tennille in Epic Rides, Events, racing series, rally weekend, updates
[ssba]