Carleo beat the second-place finisher by a minute and 29 seconds.
“It was definitely more painful than if I had people running with me,” Carleo said.
“The best thing was how relaxed I felt, and how much it didn’t hurt. Obviously, it hurt, but not as bad as it could have.”
While making the final climb at Maudslay, Carleo heard his spectating teammates say he was on pace to break the record. After crossing the line, he waited a few seconds before asking the timer for his result.
“I think I knew I could do it,” Carleo said. “I’m surprised it ended up happening this early in the season. It does kind of blow away my expectations. It’s good to know I’m in good shape this early.”