Category: Features

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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Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

Marc Pro Partners with Pro Triathlete, National Champion and Olympian, Matt Reed

February 4, 2015 |

Marc Pro®, creators of an electronic muscle conditioning device that improves and facilitates muscle performance, has formalized a partnership with Olympic triathlete, Matt Reed. Having benefitted from testing and using Marc Pro over the last few months, Reed has selected Marc Pro and the new Marc Pro Plus as his exclusive devices for muscle recovery […]

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Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

Rudy Project Launches New 2015 Casual Collection

February 3, 2015 |

Rudy Project, Italian crafters of technically advanced eyewear and helmets since 1985, have revealed the newest additions to their 2015 casual collection: the Warp, the Broomstyk and the Sensor. With their exceptional styling elements, these cutting-edge frames are the perfect solution for athletes who desire to shine after they cross the finish line. “Our casual collection has really come […]

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On Cloud wins ISPO Gold Award for the 2015 best performance running shoe

On Cloud wins ISPO Gold Award for the 2015 best performance running shoe

February 2, 2015 |

The young Swiss Sports Company On wins the prestigious Gold Award at ISPO, the international sporting goods trade fair for its lightweight per- formance running shoe the Cloud. On’s patented technology has now been recognized a second time after winning the ISPO gold award in 2013 for its competition shoe the “Cloudracer”. On introduced the […]

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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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Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

Out There: From 320 Pounds to Pro Athlete

January 29, 2015 |

It’s no surprise that, for many, New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside.  However giving up won’t get us any closer to achieving our goals.  Just ask David Clark, a former 320-pound alcoholic, turned pro athlete.  Clark’s hard-hitting autobiography, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery, proves that persistence and a strong desire […]

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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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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

January 28, 2015 |

Exercise is medicine. That was a key messages highlighted at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Given that two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, and that healthcare costs (to say nothing of quality-of-life costs) are staggering, we need to figure out how to turn this ship around. This […]

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Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

Colorado Start-up Offers Runners a Brand New Motivational Energy Source with Motigo

January 27, 2015 |

Today, two Colorado runners and entrepreneurs announce the launch of Motigo (getmotigo.com), the first personalized motivational running app.  It all began last year, when co-founder Dan Nagler challenged himself to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon.  With his wife and business partner Celeste Lo, home in Denver, he had only sporadic high-fives and ‘good jobs’ […]

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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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Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

Running Gear: Top Shoes of 2014

January 23, 2015 |

Giving runners a great starting point for finding the perfect shoe, FORTIUS Media Group, LLC, in partnership with Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network’s footwear and apparel editor since 1998, reveals its top 10 shoes of 2014. “We asked Cregg Weinmann to pick the 10 top running shoes of 2014 for our readers and give a […]

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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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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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