Crusher in the Tushar: Race Recap

The Crusher in the Tushar presented by The Creamery, a gravel event owned and produced by Life Time, takes place in Utah’s tallest mountain ranges within the Fishlake National Forest, featuring several peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation and the state’s highest road at 11,500 feet. 

This year, race day (July 9, 2022) welcomed ~800 riders, representing 37 states and eight countries. Event coordinators shared:

The event features a 60/40 split of gravel to tarmac and brings riders to explore the stunning backcountry of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest. Racers tackled 10,400’ of climbing over 69 miles on the Crusher course, which serves as one of the most challenging gravel races in the world and the only one with a true mountain top finish.


Women’s division:

  1. Haley Smith, of Uxbridge, Canada with a time of 4:56:23
  2. Emma Grant, 30, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 5:05:02
  3. Sarah Sturm, 32, of Durango, Colo. with a time of 5:05:42

Men’s division:

  1. Keegan Swenson, 28, of Heber City, Utah with a time of 4:02:24
  2. Cole Paton, 24, of Durango, Colo. with a time of 4:13:53
  3. Griffin Easter, 30, of Park City, Utah with a time of 4:13:59

Non-binary’s division:

  1. Rach McBride, 44, of Vancouver, Canada with a time of 5:20:40

Full race results can be found here

Also coming this summer, Life Time will host the off-road event, Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race (July 29 – 31) and Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB (August 13). The Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva will be the following weekend (August 20).

Photo Credit: Life Time

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