Uphill Challenge 2008 – Erik vs. Kyle Skaggs

Check out the finish of the final match of the 2008 Trail Runner Magazine Uphill Challenge. It’s Erik Skaggs up […]

By on August 15, 2008 | 4 comments

Check out the finish of the final match of the 2008 Trail Runner Magazine Uphill Challenge. It’s Erik Skaggs up against Kyle Skaggs. See who wins the Bros. Skaggs Showdown.

For those that don’t know, the Uphill Challenge is a 15 minute race on a treadmill set at 15% with the runners controlling the pace. Every half hour throughout the day a pair of runner race on side-by-side in front of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market crowds. (iRF’s coverage of ORSM) At the end of the day the King and Queen of the Mountain are crowned. The winner of the following race was the day’s King of the Mountain. Which brother is it going to be?

The author competed in this year’s Uphill Challenge and can confirm that it’s MUCH harder than it looks. Hopefully, we’ll post of report of that race soon.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.