Loudonville, Ohio — Amanda Carey of the Kenda-Felt team continued her dominance of the American XC marathon circuit with another win at the Mohican 100 in Ohio. With a record 600-plus entrants in the 10th running of this Midwest classic, Carey was in a league of her own among the women.
Racing in slightly wet, nearly ideal course conditions, Carey was the only woman to break the eight-hour mark, clocking a time of 7:42 on her Felt Nine and beating her nearest competitor by 44 minutes.
“Looking at the times from last year, I knew it was possible to go sub-eight hours, so I focused on that goal,” Carey told Cyclingnews.com. “I tried do just stay on the gas all day, trying to chase down men ahead of me, sort of riding it like a personal time trial.”
The Mohican 100 was the third round of the National Ultra Endurance Series, and Carey’s win gave her the lead in the overall standings. She also won the Syllamo’s Revenge in Arkansas two weeks ago and is off to a strong start in her bid to win the NEU for the third straight year.
The next round of the 2012 NUE Series is the Lumberjack 100, June 16 in Wellston, Michigan.