Category: Interviews

Interview with Zach Miller, Ultrarunner and Future Barr Camp Caretaker

Interview with Zach Miller, Ultrarunner and Future Barr Camp Caretaker

May 13, 2015 |

Zach Miller rocketed to the top of ultrarunning last year, and left a cruise ship for a home base in Colorado Springs. Almost immediately after finishing fifth at the world class Transvulcania ultra last weekend, he announced on his blog that he was taking up residence at Barr Camp, halfway up Pikes Peak.  I had to […]

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“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Andy Rinne

“The Runner Box” Colorado Runner of the Month: Andy Rinne

May 4, 2015 |

Race in Colorado often enough and you’re bound to soon find Andy Rinne towards the front.  The Colorado Springs runner has already race eight times this year, winning three times and finishing on the podium five times.  The 5k is his favorite distance and he’s run as fast as 16:41 this year, as a 39 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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