Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Sunday, March 15, 2003
1 Dave Fanslow 2:54:36 2 Eric Piscopo 2:56:36 3 Larry Tomie 3:01:36 4 Mario Festival 3:28:30 5 Ben Baldassarro 3:07:00 (33K) 6 Masa Higuchi (26K)
The Crystal 50 used the Crystal Trail System at Hiawatha Highlands starting with the 2K trail and then followed by 4 laps of the Crystal 12K loop (including all the extensions: Hiawatha, Inner Loop, Olympic).
Dave Fanslow, came all the way from Ann Arbour, Michigan, to claim gold. The conditions were perfect at the start with mostly sunny skies and a temperatures of -6. By mid-morning though, the combination of temperatures well above freezing, bright sunshine and new snow made for very slow conditions.
The format for the race was simple: no fees, no awards, no aid and no wimps!