Davis (Willsboro, NY) outpaced his brother, Liam and 2013 race winner Jan Wellford, all finishing within 90 seconds of one another, with Top-5 historical record times.
FROM THE CHAMPION: “So going in I knew Jan and Liam were going to be tough and that Jeremy (Drowne) was also very fast, although his foot injury clearly slowed him today. Having never run a trail race before, my strategy was to go out relatively easy and get a feel for how the other top competitors were running, and maybe try to make a move between Rattlesnake and Sugarloaf if possible. We had a pretty close pack on Bare, with Jeremy leading up and Jan leading down. At the base of Bare I took the lead and was able to stretch it out a bit on Rattlesnake. Once we hit Reber Road again I really felt I hit my stride, and from that point I didn’t see anyone behind me until the Base of Pok-O, when I noticed Liam maybe 50 yards back. We had a good push up Pok-O, and despite my legs cramping going up the chimney I was able to hold him off and take the win by 20 seconds.”