Category: Athlete Profiles

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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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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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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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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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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Interview with Heather Utrata

Interview with Heather Utrata

January 22, 2015 |

For the longest time, Heather Utrata was a Denver-area road running favorite. She won a lot of races – some competitive and some not – including two straight Colfax Marathons (2009 + 2010). She was nominated for the Colorado Sportswoman of the Year award in 2012, the same year that she set her personal best […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Andy Wacker

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Andy Wacker

[ 0 ] January 10, 2015 |

We are (perhaps literally) kicking off the 2015 year of Colorado Runner Exclusive Athlete Interviews with Boulder’s Andy Wacker. Seen kicking through the finish line tape at such high profile races as the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver and Chicago Half Marathons, Wacker’s exciting finisher antics shouldn’t distract you from his talent and drive to […]

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Colorado’s Female Olympic Trials Marathoners Call for Time Standard Changes

Colorado’s Female Olympic Trials Marathoners Call for Time Standard Changes

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

100 men have qualified for the 2016 Olympic marathon trials. 151 women have qualified. What do Colorado’s female trials qualifiers think about this disparity?  Colorado Runner chatted with some of these runners to learn their opinions. The exact question posed to the below Olympic trials qualifiers was: The 2012 trials had an even greater disparity […]

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5 Colorado Coaches Recall Inspiring Performances from 2014

5 Colorado Coaches Recall Inspiring Performances from 2014

[ 0 ] January 3, 2015 |

Brad Hudson, Mark Misch, Lee Troop, Brad Wann, and Greg Weich are five Colorado running coaches at varying levels of the sport. Colorado Runner polled each of these coaches about what 2014 performances they found most inspiring. Their responses are highlighted below. Brad Hudson, coach at Hudson Training Systems. Coach Hudson was quick to praise […]

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Colorado Runner’s Favorite Athlete Interview Responses of 2014

Colorado Runner’s Favorite Athlete Interview Responses of 2014

[ 0 ] December 28, 2014 |

2014 has certainly been a good year for Colorado athletes.  Stevie Kremer has continued her international success with big wins at races like the Zegama Marathon in Spain, the 2014 Matterhorn Ultraks 46K and Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland.  Adriana Nelson represented Colorado well at the 118th Boston Marathon with a top three American female finish.  We watched Boulder’s Darcy Piceu […]

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Interview with 2:13 marathoner Pat Rizzo

Interview with 2:13 marathoner Pat Rizzo

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014 |

Pat Rizzo is one of our favorite Colorado pros.  He’s run as fast as 2:13 for the marathon, moved from Boulder to Colorado Springs this year, and is outspoken about doping and his own frequent drug tests.  We chatted with Pat about all of this. Pat, you’re in Colorado Springs now.  How does it compare […]

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Max King, World Champion at 100K, AR 100K, The RunBlogRun Interview, by Sarah Barker

Max King, World Champion at 100K, AR 100K, The RunBlogRun Interview, by Sarah Barker

[ 0 ] December 7, 2014 |

Max King may be the most versatile runner in the U.S. In 2012, the guy was sixth in the U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase in 8:31. He has run a 2:14:36 marathon, and has made multiple World Cross Country teams.    RunBlogRun asked Sarah Barker to interview Max King on his newest win: the World 100k […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kristen Arendt

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kristen Arendt

[ 0 ] October 25, 2014 |

Colorado native Kristen Arendt has tried living elsewhere, but the allure and draw of the Colorado mountains and running epicenter brought her quickly back.  The Newton Running Elite member knows that’s one of the keys to her success, for her the “combination of the stellar places to run and the great community of runners…altitude and mountains” provide the […]

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