Brian Rusiecki and Kathleen Cusick won this weekend’s edition of the Vermont 100. Rusiecki, of Westfield, MA, won in 14:54:05. His time was just 54 seconds shy of matching Leigh Schmitt’s record from 2004. Rod Bien of Bend, OR was second, finishing about 58 minutes back in 15:52:40. Hailing from Cairns, in northeast Australia, Mike Le Roux came third in 16:11:10. Mickael Arnstein, last year’s winner, finished in 13th place in 18:46:23.
Cusick, of Knoxville, TN, won the women’s race in 18:51:38. Just two minutes behind, Westfield, MA’s Amy Lane was second overall woman in 18:53:38. Debbie Livingston of Bolton CT was third in 19:20:27.
Perhaps due to the weekend’s hot weather, eighty-eight people DNF’ed or finished outside the 30-hour cutoff.