Author Archive: Derek Griffiths

Derek Griffiths is the publisher of Colorado Runner and the race director for all events produced by Colorado Runner Events. An avid runner since middle school, Derek has completed over 50 marathons with a PR of 2:41:09 set at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2003.

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Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

January 29, 2015 |

It’s no surprise that, for many, New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside.  However giving up won’t get us any closer to achieving our goals.  Just ask David Clark, a former 320-pound alcoholic, turned pro athlete.  Clark’s hard-hitting autobiography, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery, proves that persistence and a strong desire […]

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Inside The Newton Running Elite

Inside The Newton Running Elite

January 29, 2015 |

An inside look at the elite athletes of Newton Running Elite in Boulder and their determination to strive for better.

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Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

January 27, 2015 |

Today, two Colorado runners and entrepreneurs announce the launch of Motigo (getmotigo.com), the first personalized motivational running app.  It all began last year, when co-founder Dan Nagler challenged himself to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon.  With his wife and business partner Celeste Lo, home in Denver, he had only sporadic high-fives and ‘good jobs’ […]

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Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Boulder’s Tyler McCandless Wants Win, Olympic Trials ‘A’ Standard at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

January 22, 2015 |

Pennsylvania native Tyler McCandless, with a marathon personal record of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, will headline the men’s field at the 7th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. The 2015 event, set for Sunday, May 3, offers a $135,000 prize purse, including American bonuses totaling $40,500. “I’m training to try and win Pittsburgh with a time […]

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Fit Snack Delivers Healthy Snacks to Your Doorstep

Fit Snack Delivers Healthy Snacks to Your Doorstep

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

Fit Snack, a curated monthly box filled with exclusive, health focused snack options, announces the release of its launch box. Each month Fit Snack subscribers will be motivated towards an active lifestyle with healthy snack selections, inspirational tips, and exclusive bonus items. Fit Snack is the brainchild of Rose Muniz, a Denver native and manager […]

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USA XC Championships After Party Presented By Brooks and Elliptigo – Feb 7th

USA XC Championships After Party Presented By Brooks and Elliptigo – Feb 7th

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

Join Steve and Sara Slattery for an epic party sponsored by Brooks in the endurance Capital of the World; Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy a night celebrating after the National Cross Country Championships with some of America’s top distance runners.  Don’t miss out on the EliptiGo Challenge where you can go head to head with the top […]

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Newton Running Elite Rack Up Record 100 Wins In 2014

Newton Running Elite Rack Up Record 100 Wins In 2014

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

While 2014 was an incredible year for the Newton Running brand; it was also an important year for a celebrated group of runners representing the Newton family.  The Newton Running Elite team is a group of runners who toe the line at races spanning distances of one to 125 miles across all terrains. The team is comprised of men […]

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BolderBOULDER Reveals 2015 Race Tee Designs

BolderBOULDER Reveals 2015 Race Tee Designs

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

BolderBOULDER, the third largest running race in the United States, has announced its 2015 official race gear. The colored race T-shirts and Helly Hansen high performance technical tee were given a new color pallet for 2015 to accompany a modern twist on a retro design and an Americana approach to the ever-popular Boulder flatirons that […]

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Nolan’s 14 – A New Movie From Pheonix and Ash Productions

Nolan’s 14 – A New Movie From Pheonix and Ash Productions

[ 0 ] December 13, 2014 |

A 100 mile line through the heart of the Colorado Rockies-14 14,000′ peaks-came to be at the intersection of mountaineering and ultra distance trail running; “the biggest mountain line in North America and maybe the world”. It is called Nolan’s 14. Interviews with international running superstar Anton Krupicka, Ultra running legend Blake Wood and some […]

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Ideal temperatures mark 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K

Ideal temperatures mark 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

Nearly 400 runners enjoyed ideal racing conditions Saturday, Dec. 6, at the 32nd annual Winter Sun 10K. Temperatures were in the upper 40s, there was no wind, and skies were slightly overcast. “We were due for great weather,” said Race Director Ranna Bieschke. “Last year, we experienced 5 inches of snow on the ground and […]

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Adams State Captures Third Consecutive National Title

Adams State Captures Third Consecutive National Title

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014 |

The stout history and tradition of the Adams State University men’s cross country team was reinforced Saturday morning with the program’s 11th NCAA Division II National Championship and 23rd overall national title. The Grizzlies paced the field with 69 points for their third consecutive national title; adding to their run of six titles over the […]

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Runners, Walkers and Actual Turkeys Rule the Day at YMCA Turkey Trot

Runners, Walkers and Actual Turkeys Rule the Day at YMCA Turkey Trot

[ 0 ] December 1, 2014 |

Fortunately for Raina Watson and friend Gillian Conley, time was not a priority at the 17th annual Turkey Trot early Thanksgiving morning near the Briargate YMCA. hat’s what happens when you’re pulling two actual turkeys in a cage through the streets of northeastern Colorado Springs. And people of all ages want to look. And ask […]

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New Old Man Winter Bike Rally Promises Epic Winter Adventure Ride Through Boulder County

New Old Man Winter Bike Rally Promises Epic Winter Adventure Ride Through Boulder County

[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

Don’t hang up your bicycle for the winter just yet. The Old Man Winter Bike Rally (OMW), sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery, is a winter cycling celebration for bike aficionados and beer lovers, will debut in Boulder County, Colorado, on February 8, 2015.  The OMW is a 50km or 100km adventure ride and race that […]

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Professional Triathlon Veteran Matty Reed launches MR Performance Coaching

Professional Triathlon Veteran Matty Reed launches MR Performance Coaching

[ 0 ] November 5, 2014 |

Multiple USA National Champion and 2008 USA Olympian Matty Reed is taking his 20 years of professional racing experience and skills to the coaching platform. MR Performance Coaching will offer multiple coaching options for athletes ranging from youth elite development to amateur elites and beginners. “I have over the years developed a strong skill set […]

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Find A Turkey Trot To Race This Month

Find A Turkey Trot To Race This Month

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014 |

The celebration of Thanksgiving means Turkey Trots galore! From 5Ks to 5 Milers, from Denver to Durango, there are dozens of Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving-themed races to sign up for this month. The goal of a Thanksgiving run is to burn off calories before you indulge in a huge feast. As an added benefit, most […]

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Issue 66 (Winter 2014)

Issue 66 (Winter 2014)

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014 |

Being Safe When Running in the Dark It’s cold. It’s dark. But you’re determined to stick to your training plan and get in your miles. Unfortunately, this time of year, you often have to run in the dark. Whether you get up and get active early in the morning or you log your miles at […]

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Brooks Builds The Medalist Runner Statue

Brooks Builds The Medalist Runner Statue

[ 0 ] October 28, 2014 |

Get ready, runners. Brooks is unveiling The Medalist: A statue of a runner made from race medals sent to them from around the world to celebrate the spirit of the run and the accomplishments of all runners. It will welcome runners at thier new global headquarters and remind us all of why we continue to lace up day […]

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Boulder’s Nelson Ninth At BMW Frankfurt Marathon

Boulder’s Nelson Ninth At BMW Frankfurt Marathon

[ 0 ] October 26, 2014 |

“This is Your Day”. That was the motto of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon. When Mark Kiptoo was twelve kilometres away from the indoor finish in the Festhalle he felt a pain in his calf muscle and later lost a couple of metres. Trailing the leaders he thought about the motto and told himself: “Just hang […]

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More than 1,300 athletes run The Other Half Marathon

More than 1,300 athletes run The Other Half Marathon

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014 |

The 11th annual The Other Half 13.1 mile road race on Sunday, Oct. 19, featured spectacular weather, stunning scenery and more than 1,300 runners. The course paralleled the Colorado River through scenic “Postcard Alley” and finished at Sorrel River Ranch. Nate Krah of Salt Lake City, Utah, took first place among the men in a […]

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Newton Running® Co-Founder and CEO Jerry Lee Among “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs”

Newton Running® Co-Founder and CEO Jerry Lee Among “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs”

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014 |

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has recognized Jerry Lee, co-founder and CEO of Boulder-based performance running shoe company, Newton Running, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California. Goldman Sachs selected Lee as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored with the designation. […]

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The Ingenuous Choice – Mountain Running with Anton Krupicka

The Ingenuous Choice – Mountain Running with Anton Krupicka

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014 |

“We can never have enough of nature”. Discover how Anton Krupicka experiences mountain running and challenges himself running ultra distances on the trails. Why do we decide to explore mountains, trails and the wilderness? Perhaps because “we can never have enough of nature” as Henry David Thoreau once described. The Ingenuous Choice features mountain runner […]

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Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon Photo Gallery

Janus Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon Photo Gallery

[ 0 ] October 22, 2014 |

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Girls on the Run to use The Great Candy Run as culminating 5K event

Girls on the Run to use The Great Candy Run as culminating 5K event

[ 0 ] October 20, 2014 |

On November 9th, as many as 2,000 Girls on the Run participants and coaches from around the Denver area will flood The Great Candy Run with young girls working toward completing their end of season 5K. “We are so thrilled to be a part of The Great Candy Run,” says Lisa Johnson, executive director of […]

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Abbott Celebrates the Power of Health and Achievement as First-Ever Title Sponsor of World Marathon Majors

Abbott Celebrates the Power of Health and Achievement as First-Ever Title Sponsor of World Marathon Majors

[ 0 ] October 10, 2014 |

Abbott and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series’ first-ever title sponsor. The series – comprising six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon – will be renamed […]

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Leadville Trail 100 Run Race Lottery Set to Open Dec. 1

Leadville Trail 100 Run Race Lottery Set to Open Dec. 1

[ 0 ] October 2, 2014 |

Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) announced that registration for the 2015 Leadville Trail 100 Run, presented by New Balance, will move to a race lottery system, which is set to open on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 8 a.m. MST. The internationally renowned ultrarunning event is scheduled for Aug. 22, […]

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