Brandon man places 3rd in 100 mile race held in Arizona


Brandon’s Gordon Sokolosky recently competed in the Antelope Canyon Ultra Marathons 100 mile race held in Arizona, placing 3rd overall. Sokolosky finished the race in an amazing 21:46:21:6 which was good enough for 1st overall in his age group (M 35-39). What makes his accomplishment even more impressive is that of the 85 people who started the 100 mile race only 27 managed to finish.

Several different distance races were contested including 100 Mile / 50 Mile / 55K / Half Marathon (Trail Run). The race is run through the spectacular Arizona desert landscape in one of the most photographed places in the country.

For Sokolosky, it was his first race outside of Manitoba. He has competed in many races before including the 100 mile at the Beaudry Fall Classic, the East Gate 50 mile race, and the MB Marathon. He is recovering today and then starting the drive back north to Brandon tomorrow. You can follow his Instagram account here.