Photo finish at LoToJa goes to Cameron Hoffman

JACKSON, Wyo. — The 38th running of LoToJa is in the books and the win goes to an old familiar face, even if it was one the race hasn’t seen in a while.

Cameron Hoffman cycled into Teton Village some 9 hours, 2 minutes and 48.3 seconds after he began the 200+ mile race in the darkness before dawn in Logan, Utah. That’s better than a 22-mph average.

Hoffman was in good company as a five-rider pack sprinted across the finish line in a photo finish—one of the closest in race history. Most were former winners or previous Top 10 racers, but none could boast what Hoffman did. The Clearfield, Utah man won a record 5th title after taking a few years off from competing in the LoToJa. His last victory in the Utah to Wyoming classic was in 2014.

Hoffman’s win was one of the closest margins of victory in recent memory at the LoToJa Classic.

Spencer Johnson finished in 2nd place at 9:02:48.3, while Nathan Spratt took home 3rd with a time of 9:02:48.7. Roger Arnell and Marc Spratt filled out the top five racers at times of 9:02:48.7, and 9:02:49.1 respectively.

Wilson’s Stewart Paul represented Wyoming’s best finisher. He cycled a 9:19.00.3 for 14th place.

Salt Lake’s Amy Heaton was the top finisher in the women’s division with a 10:02:17.0. Lindsay Stevenson, and Eleise Lowe rounded out the top 3.

Snow King general manager Ryan Stanley (87th overall) biked an impressive 9:33:28.0 in the Men Masters 35+ division. Jackson’s Kevin Burke finished 120th overall with a 9:42:45.2 in the Men Masters 45+ division. Katharine Lovett was Jackson’s only female to race. She finished 398th overall with an 11:23.25.0 run.

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