Category: Features

Ten Questions With Sage Canaday – The Olympic Trials, UTMB, And Sage In Real Life

Ten Questions With Sage Canaday – The Olympic Trials, UTMB, And Sage In Real Life

March 2, 2015 |

Over the last couple of years, runner Sage Canaday has gone from training for road marathons with the elite Hansons-Brooks Distance Project team to dominating the ultra and mountain trail running scene. After winning and setting course records at Speed Goat 50K (2013 and 2014) in Utah, Tarawera 100K (2013 and 2014) in New Zealand, […]

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“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Laura Thweatt

“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Laura Thweatt

February 25, 2015 |

The Runner Box and Colorado Runner Mag have partnered to celebrate Colorado’s outstanding runners. Each month The Runner Box will award one of its jam-packed boxes of runner goodies to a runner that we select. Our first winner was Laura Thweatt, who won the U.S. cross country championships in February, and will lead the American […]

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Where Are They Now?  Simon Cheprot

Where Are They Now? Simon Cheprot

February 20, 2015 |

In 2009, a then-19-year-old Simon Cheprot won the BolderBoulder citizen’s race in a super-fast 29:17, a race record. It was a minute better than the previous mark, and he was over a minute faster than his closest challenger, Kennett Kiptoo. He dominated every prize money road race in the Denver area that summer. He won […]

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Lee Troop and the Boulder Track Club – Running Towards Excellence

Lee Troop and the Boulder Track Club – Running Towards Excellence

February 18, 2015 |

With one lap left, Laura Thweatt made a small surge during the 2015 USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado, pulling away from Sara Hall, Mattie Suver, Jennifer Rhines, and a few of the other elite women, cementing her win of the Women’s Open in a time of 27:42 for the 8K course. The win […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Joseph Gray

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Joseph Gray

February 16, 2015 |

When it comes to running, Joe Gray is a Jack of all Trades.  Whether it be a challenging mountain race, competitive cross country meet, or long distance road race, Gray is dominant and successful across each discipline. A Washington transplant now living in Colorado Springs, Gray has a lot to learn about Colorado: “I haven’t […]

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Product Review: Soleus Fit 1.0 GPS Watch

Product Review: Soleus Fit 1.0 GPS Watch

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

As many of you know, the GPS running watch market has exploded. Back in the day, it was Garmin or nothing. Now with the likes of Tom Tom, Timex, Nike, Polar, Suunto and a whole host of apps for you phone, the choice can become overwhelming. Add into the mix all of the activity trackers, […]

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Interview with Ultrarunner Nick Clark

Interview with Ultrarunner Nick Clark

February 11, 2015 |

Nick Clark, of Fort Collins, is one of Colorado’s favorite ultrarunners.  We caught up with the stud to review his 2014 season and talk about his 2015 plans.

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Jenny Simpson Focused on Raising The Bar in 2015

Jenny Simpson Focused on Raising The Bar in 2015

February 7, 2015 |

If the year 2015 is anything like 2014, then American Jenny Simpson will be quite happy. The 28-year-old from Boulder, Colo., is here ready to kick off her 2015 racing season, hoping to retain her crown as the #1-ranked 1500m runner in the world. On Saturday, Simpson will race the two-mile at the New Balance […]

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Boulder’s Thweatt Motivated to Race USA Cross Country Championships At Home

Boulder’s Thweatt Motivated to Race USA Cross Country Championships At Home

February 7, 2015 |

Just as Laura Thweatt was explaining her love for cross country at a press conference here today in advance of Saturday’s USA Cross Country Championships, the sound system went haywire, letting out a chilling squeal. Unfazed, Thweatt smiled, moved the microphone away from her mouth and playfully said, “Make it stop!” After she was given […]

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Ignoring Distractions, Emma Coburn Focused On The Task At Hand

Ignoring Distractions, Emma Coburn Focused On The Task At Hand

February 6, 2015 |

At first glance, American Olympian Emma Coburn and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might not seem to have too much in common. Yet at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix press conference here today, the 24-year-old Coburn answered questions with the same eyes-forward attitude as Belichick, perhaps the greatest American football coach in […]

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Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

February 4, 2015 |

Marc Pro®, creators of an electronic muscle conditioning device that improves and facilitates muscle performance, has formalized a partnership with Olympic triathlete, Matt Reed. Having benefitted from testing and using Marc Pro over the last few months, Reed has selected Marc Pro and the new Marc Pro Plus as his exclusive devices for muscle recovery […]

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Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

February 3, 2015 |

Rudy Project, Italian crafters of technically advanced eyewear and helmets since 1985, have revealed the newest additions to their 2015 casual collection: the Warp, the Broomstyk and the Sensor. With their exceptional styling elements, these cutting-edge frames are the perfect solution for athletes who desire to shine after they cross the finish line. “Our casual collection has really come […]

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On Cloud wins ISPO Gold Award for the 2015 best performance running shoe

On Cloud wins ISPO Gold Award for the 2015 best performance running shoe

February 2, 2015 |

The young Swiss Sports Company On wins the prestigious Gold Award at ISPO, the international sporting goods trade fair for its lightweight per- formance running shoe the Cloud. On’s patented technology has now been recognized a second time after winning the ISPO gold award in 2013 for its competition shoe the “Cloudracer”. On introduced the […]

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Mark Coogan On Team New Balance And Boulder’s 2015 USA Cross Country Championships

Mark Coogan On Team New Balance And Boulder’s 2015 USA Cross Country Championships

February 2, 2015 |

It’s less than ten days until the 2015 USA Cross Country Championships, and I’m sitting with former Olympian and New Balance Coach Mark Coogan. He and the New Balance Performance Running Team have been in Boulder, Colorado for the past three weeks training, eating, and playing trivia at the local biergarten in preparation for the […]

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CU runner Kyle MacIntosh’s brave battle ends

CU runner Kyle MacIntosh’s brave battle ends

January 30, 2015 |

Hundreds of people posted messages on social media sites Thursday night praising Kyle MacIntosh and the life he led. Many of them didn’t know the Colorado sprinter and hurdler but were touched by his brave fight with cancer. Two of MacIntosh’s best friends, David Brewster and Erin Sanders, spent time in his room at his […]

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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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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

January 28, 2015 |

Exercise is medicine. That was a key messages highlighted at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Given that two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, and that healthcare costs (to say nothing of quality-of-life costs) are staggering, we need to figure out how to turn this ship around. This […]

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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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50 Marathons, 50 States: Broomfield Man Says Accomplishment Is More About Journey Than Finish

50 Marathons, 50 States: Broomfield Man Says Accomplishment Is More About Journey Than Finish

January 26, 2015 |

If a 26.2 mile run seems like a lot of effort, try running 1,310 miles. That’s the total for Broomfield resident Skip Partridge after he completed a marathon in all 50 states. An avid runner since his early 20s, Partridge, now 56, said he didn’t set out to complete any specific goal, but has thoroughly […]

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Coach-Athlete Bond Key For Running Success

Coach-Athlete Bond Key For Running Success

January 26, 2015 |

Sean Nesbitt is 40, but he wore the sheepish look of a kid making a confession. He stood chatting with coach Mark Coogan after showing the former Boulder Olympic marathoner and his squad of New Balance professional runners the course for the Feb. 7 USA cross country championships. “When I was 16, I went to […]

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Catching Up With Colorado Ultra Runner Gavin McKenzie

Catching Up With Colorado Ultra Runner Gavin McKenzie

January 26, 2015 |

I first met Gavin McKenzie last August up in Leadville, Colorado. It was a few days before the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and the town was packed with athletes. I was meeting my friend Kendrick Callaway for a long weekend of running in the Sawatch Mountains on the famed Nolan’s 14 course. Kendrick had arranged […]

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Amy Begley, 2008 Olympian, on her new job at the Atlanta Track Club Head Coach

Amy Begley, 2008 Olympian, on her new job at the Atlanta Track Club Head Coach

January 24, 2015 |

The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their long term sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago.  The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meters, as head coach of the […]

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Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

January 23, 2015 |

Giving runners a great starting point for finding the perfect shoe, FORTIUS Media Group, LLC, in partnership with Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network’s footwear and apparel editor since 1998, reveals its top 10 shoes of 2014. “We asked Cregg Weinmann to pick the 10 top running shoes of 2014 for our readers and give a […]

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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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