Copperhill, Tennessee – Team Kenda Felt rider Amanda Carey kicked off the National Ultra Endurance Series with a win at the Cohutta 100. Carey completed the grueling 100 mile mountain bike course in 7:33:42, nearly thirty minutes ahead of second place.
The Cohutta 100 is the first race of the eleven race NUE series. Passing through the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia, the course demanded endurance and concentration. Carey, the defending Cohutta 100 and NUE Overall Series Champion established a lead early in the race and never looked back.
“It was a typical 100 miler, Carey said after the race. “There were times when it was really bad, times when it was really good, times when it was fun, and times when it was terrible. Overall, I really struggled during the first half of the race but about five hours in, I was able to find my legs and was really able to pick up my pace.”
In addition to the win at Cohutta, Felt’s collective mountain bike presence had several big results over the weekend. Fellow Kenda Felt rider Colin Cares took second place at the Whiskey 50 cross country race in Prescott, Arizona. Felt Ötztal X-Bionic riders Karl Markt and Sabrina Enaux took the victories in the Men’s and Women’s Ötztaler Mountain Bike Festival cross country races in Haiming, Austria. Felt triathletes Seth Wealing and Josiah Middaugh took second and fourth respectively at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in El Anillo, Spain.
Felt’s mountain bike athletes compete aboard Felt Edict
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