Category: Features

Ultrarunner Cassie Scallon – Challenging Herself On and Off the Trail

Ultrarunner Cassie Scallon – Challenging Herself On and Off the Trail

April 24, 2015 |

  It’s an early spring morning in Boulder, Colorado, and I’m sitting in a local coffee shop drinking a piping hot coffee and trying to warm up. Typical for Colorado in early spring, it is blizzarding out, with a cold wet snow coming down. Just the day before, however, it was sunny and 70 degrees […]

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No Regrets For Radcliffe Before Final Marathon on Sunday

No Regrets For Radcliffe Before Final Marathon on Sunday

April 22, 2015 |

Just four days before her unparalleled marathon career will come to a close at the 35th Virgin Money London Marathon here, Paula Radcliffe is grateful to get one more chance at the distance and said that although she had experienced some difficult disappointments –like dropping out of the 2004 Athens Olympics– she had no regrets. […]

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Interview with Wylie Mangelsdorf, Alaska-Colorado Mountain Runner

Interview with Wylie Mangelsdorf, Alaska-Colorado Mountain Runner

April 22, 2015 |

Welcome to Colorado, Wylie Mangelsdorf!  The Alaskan transplant has finished as high as third in the famed Mount Marathon and now brings those mountain running skills to Colorado.  Mangelsdorf talks training, Alaska, and, of course, Mount Marathon, in the below interview.

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Alan Culpepper and Running Like a Champion

Alan Culpepper and Running Like a Champion

April 21, 2015 |

“One instance stands out for me because it ultimately sealed my fate for my senior cross country season. … I did as instructed for about 6 miles, but then I could not resist any longer. I ended up pushing my pace for the final 13 miles, running 1:57 for 19.6 miles, or 5:58 mile pace […]

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Interview with Czech Steepler Eva Krchova

Interview with Czech Steepler Eva Krchova

April 16, 2015 |

Denver’s Runnin’ of the Green 7k is always one of the area’s biggest spring races.  Eva Krchova’s name popped up at the top of the results, first in 25:19 and over a minute ahead of second place.  It wasn’t a mistake, Krchova’s a new elite-level runner to the area.  She followed ROTG 7k up with […]

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Interview with Travis Macy, Author of “The Ultra Mindset”

Interview with Travis Macy, Author of “The Ultra Mindset”

April 14, 2015 |

Sure he ran at CU and has an endurance legend as a father, but I really identify with Travis Macy.  I mean, he’s just an ordinary guy trying to make his way through the world like the rest of us, struggling with the same family-work-running balance that we all do.  He’s not the best ultrarunner […]

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Colorado Runners Share Boston Marathon Advice

Colorado Runners Share Boston Marathon Advice

April 8, 2015 |

The famed Boston Marathon is Monday, April 20.  What advice do Colorado runners have for those running the race? This year will mark the tenth Boston Marathon for Denver’s Dan Verdi. Steve Chu of Colorado Springs has run Boston three times, and finished in 2:30 last year. Denver’s Matt Dewald finished last year’s race in […]

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Colorado Running Books

Colorado Running Books

April 7, 2015 |

It’s a golden age for Colorado running journalism. Already this year three local authors have published a book about running, adding to a handful from last year.

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Join Boulder’s Lisa Jhung to Celebrate the Release of Her New Book Trailhead

Join Boulder’s Lisa Jhung to Celebrate the Release of Her New Book Trailhead

April 6, 2015 |

Please join Boulder’s running community at two upcoming parties celebrating the release of a new book by Boulder-based running journalist Lisa Jhung. Jhung is a veteran trail runner, triathlete, adventure racer, and one of the best-known running gear reviewers in the running industry. Her new book Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running releases […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Amanda Lee

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Amanda Lee

April 5, 2015 |

The motivation to run can come from a host of different places.  Most runners have fitness goals and race PR’s on their minds, while others have very different, and much more personal reasons. Amanda Lee has been engrossed in the sport of running for over a decade, but 2015 will be the beginning of a new running […]

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“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Justin Ricks

“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Justin Ricks

March 31, 2015 |

Justin Ricks, of Colorado Springs, is a life-long runner and our March Runner Box Colorado Runner of the Month.  A former high school star and a 2:22 marathoner, he won the recent Salida “Run Through Time” Marathon against a field that included four past champions. Justin, congrats on the win at the Salida “Run Through Time” Marathon. […]

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Interview with Trail Running Upstart Matt Kempton

Interview with Trail Running Upstart Matt Kempton

March 30, 2015 |

Best known as a road runner with sub-15 5k and sub-4 1500m bests, Matt Kempton turned to trails last year and won four races in the Vail Trail Running Series. This year he advanced to the more competitive La Sportiva Mountain Cup and finished second in the Cup’s first race. Kempton answered a few questions […]

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Essential Triathlon Equipment for Beginner Triathletes

Essential Triathlon Equipment for Beginner Triathletes

March 27, 2015 |

Get outside and get active this summer by challenging yourself to a triathlon. Between swimming, biking, and running, a triathlon will test your endurance and strength both physically and mentally. All the training and hard work will be worth it in the end when you run across the finish line with friends and family cheering […]

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Rudy Project Transition 46 Bag Named ‘Best in Class’ by Triathlete Magazine

Rudy Project Transition 46 Bag Named ‘Best in Class’ by Triathlete Magazine

March 26, 2015 |

Triathlete Magazine, the world’s #1 triathlon publication, has named the Rudy Project Transition 46 as the ‘Best in Class’ transition bag. This versatile racing and training bag has been featured in the 2015 Buyer’s Guide, which hit stands recently. “Rudy Project has thought of everything for this durable 46-liter capacity bag,” noted editor Bethany Leach Mavis in […]

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Catching Up With 2015 Cross Country Champion Laura Thweatt

Catching Up With 2015 Cross Country Champion Laura Thweatt

March 19, 2015 |

It’s shaping up to be a busy – yet successful – year for runner Laura Thweatt. After winning the 2015 USA Cross Country Championships in early February, she has gone on to place second at the USATF 15K Championships this past weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. Now, in less than two weeks she will be racing […]

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Interview with the Boulder Rez Marathon

Interview with the Boulder Rez Marathon

March 11, 2015 |

Who can forget the drama of last year’s Boulder Marathon cancellation?  The lack of permits, and lack of refunds, filled the web with news for a good two weeks.  Gone is that race and management team and in its place are two marathons expected to happen at the Rez this year.  We talked with the race […]

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Interview with 1:10 Half Marathoner Brianne Nelson

Interview with 1:10 Half Marathoner Brianne Nelson

March 6, 2015 |

Golden’s Brianne Nelson has impressively grown to be one of the country’s top road runners.  She’s had a busy 2015 and we caught up with her following a big PR at the half marathon, a disappointing race at the U.S. cross country championships, and just ahead of the LA Marathon.  Nelson talks about all of […]

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Run Like a Champion Reveals the Best Practices of the Best Runners

Run Like a Champion Reveals the Best Practices of the Best Runners

March 5, 2015 |

Alan Culpepper’s New Book Shows How Every Runner Can Improve with a Big-Picture Approach to Training In Run Like a Champion, one of America’s most versatile and accomplished runners, Alan Culpepper, reveals the best practices of the best runners. Written with Brian Metzler, Editor-in-Chief of Competitor magazine, Run Like a Champion: An Olympian’s Approach for […]

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Boulder Based STRYD Announces World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Runners

Boulder Based STRYD Announces World’s First Wearable Power Meter for Runners

March 3, 2015 |

Starting today, runners and coaches can get their hands on Stryd, the first wearable device to measure running power, through a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter (www.stryd.com/kickstarter). Created by Princeton engineers and backed by some of the biggest names in endurance sports, Stryd gives runners a way to accurately measure run intensity across varied terrain […]

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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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