You could here the Norris Penrose Events Center crowd buzz Saturday when Pine Creek’s Heather Bates enter the arena for the final 100 yards of the Class 5A girls cross country championship.
Even as a teenager, Ashi Geberkidane doesn’t blink or panic when forced to make decisions. He understands it’s part of approaching adulthood.
Jon Gugala, is on tour with the Karhu Originals Airstream. Here is how his first day went, as they started this week in Texas. Today’s column is a bit of a meditation on bats, getting lost on a run, time zones, and of course, the joy of being on the road with your own Karhu […]
Dathan Ritzenhein had a superb end to 2012: he placed ninth with a two minute and five second personal best at the Bank of America Chicago marathon on October 7, 2012. Running a very calculated race, Dathan Ritzenhein ran 2 hours, seven minutes and 47 seconds, placing ninth. His two minute plus improvement gives just […]
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The object of cross country racing is to push limits and endure pain. Every runner who runs an honest race is going to hurt. But Brush runner Zacc Winn took that to a level few runners experience 11 days ago, running through stabbing pain while abdomin…
Stevie Kremer has been dominating the trail and mountain running scene for all of the three years she has been competing. You can typically find her standing atop the women’s podium, in addition to finishing towards the top of the overall standings and with the men. It’s true – Kremer easily wins in the female […]
The day J. Marshall Thomson should have died, he was on a nice bike ride on a trail near Gunnison when a sudden storm turned into an aerial assault, lighting bolts stabbing the ground to his left, to his right, his fate inescapable no matter how fur…
Lying under Steve Parker’s calm and collected nature is a relentless competitive spirit. No matter the playing field – race, training run or golf game – Parker’s drive to hunt down his competitors is what has made him a top runner and athlete. Steve’s love affair with running began over thirty years ago when he […]
While Charles Hillig, Jr. doesn’t run with an affiliation on his shirt, his lack of sponsorship doesn’t stop him from competing, and winning against the top sponsored athletes in Colorado and around the country. Hillig’s hard work, determination and positive spirit have allowed him to not only chase his dreams, and win, but also do […]
Two Time Olympian Mike Aish has a goal in the summer of 2012: to compete in the Leadville 100, a one hundred Mile foot race in the mountains of Colorado. This is Mike’s first Ultra 100 Mile. Follow him as he seeks advice from experienced mentors and Hometown Sole Inc and GoDu Productions create an […]
True Colorado native Jeremy Freed has had a love for running since he watched his Dad running out the front door as a young child. Growing up in the beautiful city of Evergreen, CO, Jeremy was deeply rooted in the running community at a young age. From setting his elementary school mile record to winning […]
Distance runners have a better viewpoint about the effects of altitude on their sport than baseball players, but Frank Mencin had a unusual problem when he was coaching the cross country teams at Lake County High School in Leadville.
Kim Dobson is hands-down one of the top mountain runners in Colorado. She recently ran the second fastest time in race history at both the Mount Washington Road Race in 2012, and the Pikes Peak Ascent in 2011. Both wins are simply additional notches in this Colorado native’s belt of top race finishes. Kim and […]
A month ago, Emma Coburn told me if I couldn’t be at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials to watch the finals of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, then the next best vantage point would be here at the Brick Oven Pizzeria. But there was a stipulation: Coburn would have to be competing in the steeple finals, […]
EUGENE, Ore—With nearly every throw Colorado’s Casey Malone improved upon his previous mark, but not enough to hit the A standard and break into the top three of the men’s discus in the finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. In the first set of three throws, where the field of 12 is reduced to […]
NOTE: After finishing second at the Prefontaine Classic 1500m on June 1, world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson and her husband Jason sat down for an exclusive interview with Race Results Weekly at a Starbucks in Eugene. Over a bowl of oatmeal, Simpson talked about her successes from last season, how much she loves training in […]
Runners Roost Mountain/Ultra Elite Race Team Athlete Amy Schneider is a two-trick pony. Since entering the competitive running field in 2008, Amy has accrued an impressive list of top race finishes, including wins at the Steamboat Half Marathon in 2008 and the Steamboat Marathon in 2010 and 2011. After finishing the Leadville 100 and winning […]
In the first six days, Diane Van Deren’s teammates were lancing her blisters and taping her sodden feet several times a day. The endurance runner from Sedalia motored through 10 pairs of shoes as she ran 20-plus hours a day through a tropical storm.
First-year elite Lukas Verzbicas, the reigning ITU Junior World Champion, used his well-known prowess on the run to pull away from the field and earn his first career professional victory at last weekend’s Dallas ITU Pan American Cup. USA Triathlon recently caught up with the 19-year-old to get an update on his rookie campaign. USA […]
With her 9:25.28 personal best performance at last Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., University of Colorado redshirt senior Emma Coburn joined an elite club. Her mark made her America’s fourth-fastest steeplechaser ever –just the fifth to break 9:30– and cemented her status as the favorite to win the USA Olympic Trials on the same […]
For Brooks Beast 1500 meter runner Katie Mackey (formerly Katie Follett, a native of Fort Collins), 2012 is not what she had originally planned. Katie moved from Seattle to Portland then Portland to Boston along with making three coaching changes along with way. Katie’s life has been whirl wind of change in 2012, but she’ll […]
Besides Jay Survil’s infectious personality and love for running, he’s one of the fastest Grand Masters in Colorado. As a Runners Roost Elite Athlete for the past three years, Jay has been dominating his age group and overall competition in general. Possibly the most noteworthy is the emphasis he puts in his PR’s – exemplifying […]
Meb Keflezighi is a three time Olympian, twice in the marathon and once at 10,000 meters. After the 2008 Olympic Trials, Meb was in such bad shape, that he was concerned about his ability to walk without a limp, much less run. Meb is the American dream. One of ten brothers and sisters, Meb moved […]