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As David Donohue and his team prepares to take on America's Mountain, we get to know the famous mountain he is looking to conquer. Located in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak is one of the most famous, and attainable, mountains in the country. Standing at a majestic 14,115ft overlooking the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak was "discovered" by Zebulon Pike in 1806 as part of President Thomas Jefferson's westward exploration. Pike swore the mountain would never be conquered by man, but over a century later not only had it been climbed by explorers and hikers alike but also by car. The Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb was first held on August 10th, 1916 with Rea Lentz being crowned the winner with a time of 20:55.600. By comparison, David Donohue won the race in 2018 with a time of 9:37.152.
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