Daniel Kihara first ran Mt. Washington in 1996, when he took nearly a minute off Derek Froude’s course record, making the ascent in 58:21. Training both in his native Kenya and in the hills of Pennsylvania, Kihara returned to Mt. Washington in 1999 to win a second time, following with his third and fourth victories in 2000 and 2001. His only loss was a sixth place finish in the weather-shortened race in 2002. His slowest time for the full course was just six seconds over an hour (1:00:06), and he is still the only runner in the history of the race with three sub-one hour finishes.