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The 2018 Dirty Kanza is done and dusted, and it sounds like it was a doozy. With early morning pre-dawn lightning and rain postponing the start, the racers had to assuage those nerves even longer than expected. The day ended up being muddy and hot . . . like any good Dirty Kanza. Ted King won the men's race with a time of 10 hours and 44 minutes (which is an amazing 19.2 miles per hour over 206 miles!) and Kaitie Keough crossed the line with her husband as the first women's finisher at 12 hours and 9 minutes.
Ted King is a former World Tour road racer (i.e. Tour de France stuff), and Kaitie Keough is perhaps the winningest American cyclocross racer around today. What am I saying? The Dirty Kanza isn't messing around folks.