Christine Maisto

Christine was a librarian in New Jersey and a strong track and road runner when she came to Mt. Washington in 1985 and won decisively in 1:14:44. With that time she set a new women’s course record for the Auto Road, and she successfully defended her title in 1986. Absent for a few years, she returned in 1991 and took the record back from Jacqueline Gareau, winning in 1:12:15 and becoming the first three-time women’s winner in the history of the race.  In a race that had historically attracted far more men than women, her 1985 victory made Maisto the first woman to finish among the 50 runners, as she placed thirty-first overall. She now lives in Colorado.