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The 10 Best Mile Moments of 2014 by Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

HOKA ONE ONE presents the historic milestones, Mile events and U.S. Milers that headlined the year Wow, what a year for the Mile as the storied distance had another noteworthy year of milestone anniversaries, exciting races, fast performances, records, new events, more prize money, major national media coverage and more. In 2014, the inaugural Bring […]

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Santa Stampede 5K & 10K This Saturday

The 10th annual Santa Stampede 5K & 10K is this Saturday, December 20 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. With Santa hats, free professional photo downloads, finisher’s medals, and more, this is a great value and a family friendly fun run. A free kid’s race will kick off the festivities at 8:45 am, followed by the […]

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Robinson, Jamrogiewicz Win Thornton Winterfest 5K

The inaugural Winterfest 5K, part of Thornton’s annual Winterfest celebration, kicked off Saturday morning under cloudy skies and chilly temperatures.  Runners and walkers were treated to a course that circumvented the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center twice, and featured a couple of decent hills and a gravel/trail section in the last mile.  After the race, participants took […]

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Regional Race Results: 12/14/2014

Typical Colorado weather set the scene for races across the region this past weekend, with partly cloudy skies and above-average temperatures on Saturday, and cold and blowing snow on Sunday.  Nevertheless, holiday-themes races reigned, with events like Thornton’s inaugural Winterfest 5K on Saturday and the Superior Stocking Run 5K on Sunday.  A more than noteworthy […]

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Nolan’s 14 – A New Movie From Pheonix and Ash Productions

A 100 mile line through the heart of the Colorado Rockies-14 14,000′ peaks-came to be at the intersection of mountaineering and ultra distance trail running; “the biggest mountain line in North America and maybe the world”. It is called Nolan’s 14. Interviews with international running superstar Anton Krupicka, Ultra running legend Blake Wood and some […]

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International Trail Running Association 2014 Updates

At a time when a lot of work is in progress, the International Trail-Running Association (ITRA) already offers reference services and tools for the trail-running community : a race calendar, the trail-runners performance index, a health and anti-doping section with an on-line IT tool called SHOL (Sport and Health OnLine). This platform allows runners get varying […]

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Frosty's Frozen 5K / 10K race

Give the Gift of Fitness This Christmas!

What do you want most this holiday season? How about the gift of fitness! Buy yourself registrations into your favorite races and keep motivated all winter long. The Winter Distance Series offers three events in Littleton, with prices starting at just $90! The first race is the Santa Stampede 5K/10K in December. Work out that […]

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Ribbon Cutting at the Incline

The famous Incline in Manitou Springs re-opened to the public on Friday after being closed for three months while construction crews fixed erosion problems on the old railway bed. Several hundred eager climbers began lining up shortly after sunrise for the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting, then made the migration to the top.

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Smyth, Mattox Win XTERRA Trail Run Worlds; Colorado’s Allie McLaughlin Finishes Second

More than 1,500 runners from 20 countries and 40 states participated in the event on an “Aloha from Hawaii” postcard-type of day at Kualoa Ranch Star power prevailed at Kualoa Ranch as Patrick Smyth defended his title and Kimber Mattox won her first at the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Running World Championship Sunday. Smyth, who resides […]

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For Its Second Year, Lifeblood 5K Will Take Place During Stage 7 of the USA Pro Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Lifeblood 5K benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The 5K run/walk will be held on August 23, 2015at Seal Pond, Civic Center Park in Denver, Colo. In partnership with the USA Pro Challenge, runners and walkers will get to experience a portion of the same downtown Denver […]

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Colorado Springs’ Maiyo Wins RNR San Antonio Half, Boulder’s Eggleston Takes Grand Prix Title

A pair of former Kenyan citizens now representing America –Olympian Janet Bawcom and U.S. Army’s Augustus Maiyo– earned comfortable wins with 1:23 and 3:33 their margins of victory at the Rock and Roll San Antonio Half Marathon. “I ran this race in 2011 and wanted to come back,” Maiyo told race organizers. “I liked the […]

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Meghan Kimmel racing in second at Stinson Beach in The North Face Endurance Challenge 50M |Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Regional Race Results: 12/7/2014

The first weekend of December saw the first round of holiday-themed races this past weekend across the region, including the Fa La La 5K, 10K & Half Marathon in Westminster on Saturday and the Rudolph Ramble 5K in Denver on Sunday. The Winter Sun 10K in Moab, UT saw Coloradans sweep the field with Grand Junction’s Kevin Donoher […]

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Jenny Simpson Set for Return to Boston on February 7, Headlining 20th Running of New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

2014 was a fantastic year for Jenny Simpson. This week, Jenny receives the highest accolades in American Athletics: the USATF Female Athlete of the Year award, the Jackie Joyner Kersee award, named in honor of JJK and her magnificent career!    Jenny Simpson will open 2015 with the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix! We look […]

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Colorado Coaching Duo Heather Burroughs and Mark Wetmore Earn Nike Coach of the Year

The coaching duo of Heather Burroughs and Mark Wetmore has been honored as the 2014 Nike Coach of the Year, USATF announced Tuesday. Together, Burroughs and Wetmore coached 2014 USATF Jackie Joyner-Kersee Female Athlete of the Year finalists Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson, with Simpson winning the honor. The duo also coach the University of […]

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Regional Race Preview: ColderBOLDER

There will be a full house at the CU Field House this Saturday for the annual ColderBOLDER 5K event.  Featuring an unconventional start of 12 invite waves beginning at 7:50am, and then the highly anticipated open wave start at 9:50am, the ColderBOLDER attracts runners of all speeds, ages and abilities. Quickly becoming a popular winter […]

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USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Runners of the Year Announced

Athletes with outstanding road, trail, and mountain performances will be recognized at an awards breakfast in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, December 4, during USATF’s annual meeting as USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council Runners of the Year and Contributor of the Year 2014. Among the award winners are first-time honorees, as well as repeat winners and even […]

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