Famed Dipsea Trail Race Won by 72 Year Old

There are two things I love about the Dipsea race in Mill Valley, CA. First, there are stairs, which has nothing to do with this post. Next, anyone can win it. For 2012, the winner was 72 year old Hans Schmid.

When Greenbrae’s Hans Schmid crossed the finish line at the 102nd Dipsea Race on Sunday, he wasn’t just capturing a title that had eluded him in previous years, he was making history. At 72 years old, Schmid is now the oldest person to win the race, breaking 70-year-old Joe King’s 1996 record.

By Windy Gap, the second checkpoint on the trail, Schmid had already taken the lead, making up two minutes to pass former winner Melody-Anne Schultz of Ross.

Read the full article (along with video) in the local Marin Independent Journal.


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