Category: Features

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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Fast After 50 Shows Athletes That Age Is Just a Number-and Race Results Are the Only Numbers That Count

Fast After 50 Shows Athletes That Age Is Just a Number-and Race Results Are the Only Numbers That Count

January 15, 2015 |

The baby boomers aren’t giving up, and coach Joe Friel isn’t giving up on them. Friel’s groundbreaking new book, Fast After 50, is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn’t have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the […]

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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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Running Product Reviews Picks The Top Ten Running Shoes of 2014

Running Product Reviews Picks The Top Ten Running Shoes of 2014

[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

At the end of 2014, Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network Footwear and Apparel Review Editor since 1998, decided to name the Top Ten Running Shoes for 2014. Here is his top ten list, with his commentary and links to his original reviews. RunningProductReviews.com is Cregg’s site. If you go there, you can find a new […]

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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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USA Triathlon’s Best of 2014: Top Moments

USA Triathlon’s Best of 2014: Top Moments

[ 0 ] January 3, 2015 |

The end of the year is here, and it’s time to reflect on the best moments in the sport. From new programming to record-breaking events, 2014 was a year to remember. January 16-18 — Triathlon Earns NCAA Emerging Sport for Women Status After more than four years of planning and coordination, triathlon received overwhelming approval […]

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2014 Ultra Performances of the Year by Coloradans

2014 Ultra Performances of the Year by Coloradans

[ 0 ] December 31, 2014 |

Colorado has always been a hotbed for athletes – runners, climbers, triathletes, cyclists, and others – and each year the state is home to several world champions, Olympic medalists, and record holders. As 2014 comes to a close, this year proves to be no exception with athletes across the disciplines turning in several outstanding performances. […]

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Top Runners at Short Ultramarathons are Getting Younger, Faster

Top Runners at Short Ultramarathons are Getting Younger, Faster

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

The shortest standard ultramarathon distance, 50 kilometers, is increasingly dominated by younger, faster runners, while much older runners continue to reign supreme at extreme distances such as 1,000 kilometers, according to an analysis of ultras run between 1969 and 2012 published in Springerplus. Swiss researchers looked at annual best times and ages of the 10 […]

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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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Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

What happened in 2014? Colorado runners were among the country’s best in a variety of disciplines and distances.  Ranking these performances is a fool’s errand, but here’s our list of the top 20 performances for the year. 1.  CU men repeat as NCAA cross country champions. The Buffs were ranked #1 nationally throughout the entire […]

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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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[Audio] Interview with Steve Jones (Winner of 1984 & 1985 Chicago Marathon)

[Audio] Interview with Steve Jones (Winner of 1984 & 1985 Chicago Marathon)

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014 |

Steve Jones was the first marathoner to set a World Record at the Chicago Marathon. In October 1984, in his second marathon attempt, Steve Jones, an RAF jet technician, broke the world record of Rob De Castella by thirteen seconds. In 1983, Steve Jones hurt his leg the night before the race, and at sixteen […]

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[Audio] Interviews with Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[Audio] Interviews with Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014 |

Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg were a fun interview at the DN Galan. Coburn set the AR in Glasgow and Fougberg set the Swedish record in the same race. Last weekend, Charlotta Fougberg, representing Sweden, charged to the front and nearly won the European Championships steeplechase, taking the silver. Two fine athletes, on the cusps […]

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Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014 |

Jenny Simpson did this interview with me after the big interview with Abeba Aregawi, Sifan Hassan and Mehta Bafta.  Simpson is back from a month of training as she ran a fine 3:57.22 in the 1,500 meters on 5 July 2014 in Paris, France.   The grand experiment is: how does one come back from […]

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VIDEO: adidas Launches Customizable Energy Boost ESM

VIDEO: adidas Launches Customizable Energy Boost ESM

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

The adidas Energy Boost is getting a revamp with stylish mesh details and breathability for the first time in a spot that shows what it’s like when running feels like floating and looks like flying as the more energy you give, the more you get. The customizable Energy Boost ESM is updated aesthetically and functionally with a new upper made from seamless engineered stretch mesh combined with […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Sage Canaday

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Sage Canaday

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Sage Canaday doesn’t really need an introduction.  His running endeavors and accomplishments span across the country and even the world.  From top finishes in many of running’s hardest races (like his recent Speedgoat 50K win), to his work in the field as an author and filmmaker at V02max Productions, Canaday is well known in the industry. […]

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Coburn wins second USATF Athlete of the Week after setting American Record

Coburn wins second USATF Athlete of the Week after setting American Record

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014 |

Emma Coburn has been named USATF’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Glasgow Diamond League meet on Saturday, July 12. Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) continued her dominance in the event by etching her name in the American record books, finishing second in 9:11.42 and breaking former […]

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Your adidas Moment: Yohan Blake Likes to Win

Your adidas Moment: Yohan Blake Likes to Win

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

When Yohan Blake won the 2011 World Champs, after Usain Bolt was DQed from the 100 meters, his life changed forever. The year 2011 saw two golds: at the 100 meters and in the 4 x 100 meter relays.   In 2012, Yohan Blake took silver medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and a […]

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Your adidas moment: Pascal Martinot Lagarde interviewed pre-Meeting AREVA by Larry Eder

Your adidas moment: Pascal Martinot Lagarde interviewed pre-Meeting AREVA by Larry Eder

[ 0 ] July 12, 2014 |

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde is the silver medalist at the 60 meter hurdles from the 2014 World Indoors. Up until Lausanne on July 3, Martinot-Lagarde had a PB at 110m hurdles of 13.12. Then, on July 3, Pascal ran 13.06 for the win in a finely raced hurdle race. With Martinot-Lagarde’s success, the MEETING AREVA team put […]

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Your adidas Moment: Blanka Vlasic interview pre-Meeting AREVA with Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Your adidas Moment: Blanka Vlasic interview pre-Meeting AREVA with Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

In what started as an ordinary interview, Blanka Vlasic responded to my questions and those of my colleagues at the AREVA Meeting Press conference day with a depth of emotion not seen nor heard from the Croatian star.    Blanka Vlasic is one of the superstars of the sport. As she was moving to that […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Dan Spale

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Dan Spale

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014 |

There’s just something about a runner that’s been pounding the pavement for longer than some athletes have been alive that makes people turn heads – especially one that can keep up with the running’s upper ranks.  Dan Spale is just that runner.  The 57-year old Runners Roost athlete has been running for 32 years, just […]

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