2004 Race Results
After starting our with sprinkles on the way to the start line Saturday morning, the race weather was superb. Start temperature was around 42 with an Indian Summer finish with runners laying on the beach and soaking in the cool blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
We had a marriage proposal at the finish line. We had 10 goofy bus drivers taking the wrong turn at the start of the half marathon and easing through the very tight start line of the Half Marathon.
Marathoner Don James reported "at about mile 22 or 23 a large black bear jumped across the road between runners. It came from the lake side and ran into the woods toward the camp ground area. I have seen 4 or 5 bears over the last few years, but never one in the middle of a race.. I wonder if it tried to get something at the aid station?"
We had our first 35 mile Bike Race to go along with our 72 mile Bike Race on Friday. Jeff Schalk set a new course record for going around the Lake in 3 hours and one minute and change.
John Weru ran for his second consecutive marathon victory.
Sean Meissner won his 4th straight Triple Marathon along with a record 100 very tough Triple finishers.
World age division record holder Helen Klein, 81, finished the Triple Marathon in 18:05 average just over 6 hours per marathon.
The Rock n Roll Marathon Awards Party at Harvey's was fun with the Rip Tides playing oldies from the 50's and 60's.
We ran out of size small wind shirts and out of beer way too early. Other than that we had a spectacular weekend of events. We hope you agree and plan on visiting Tahoe next year for the 10th Lake Tahoe Marathon and Events. The date may change, so stay tuned.
See your results and print your finish certificate.
For timing questions or corrections contact:
Go to Brightroom the official Lake Tahoe Marathon race photographer for 2004 to see your race photo. Type in "Tahoe" only to get the full menu of events, including last year's pictures. Then click on "photo browser" to see all pictures of the event or just your bib number. For the swim, kayak, bike, kids runs, and if your number is not exposed, this is the way to find your picture and your new friends.
If you were not able to pick up your awards at the Awards Party Saturday night at Harvey's you now may send a check for $12
and they will be mailed to you.
Send your check to: LTM, 2261 Cold Creek Trail, South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150 or email with credit card info. Or call: 530-544-7095