Dirty Kanza race directors Jim Cummins and Lelan Dains have always aimed to keep the Dirty Kanza fresh as it has grown. This year, we saw a new course and the addition of WorldTour riders to the field.
Introduced last year, part of the evolution of the Dirty Kanza has been the ultra-endurance 350-mile DKXL that started at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Perhaps in a sign ultra-gravel events are a logical evolution of the 200-mile race, past DK200 winners Corey Godfrey and Dan Hughes were among those who took on the DKXL this year.
The race started Friday afternoon to the cheers of folks attending the All Things Gravel Expo. A total of 15 women and 64 men made the start, and by the time the finish line closed on Sunday morning at 3 a.m., 45 riders had finished the 350-mile ride.
The Women’s winner was Lael Wilcox, who also finished sixth overall. Jamie Van Beek took second and Kristen Legan third.
Jay Petervary took the Men’s win. Last year’s winner Matt Acker finished second and Ben Doom third.
Finishers and results for the 2019 DKXL are below.
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Women's Results: 2019 DKXL
|2||Jamie Van Beek||13.0||26:07:31|
|6||Karen Dee Williams||9.9||34:16:34|
Men's Results: 2019 DKXL