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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Running Legends: Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart remains one of Colorado’s greatest runners and is currently a world championship masters triathlete. She was born in 1958 in New York City and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico as the second of eight siblings. She attended the Albuquerque Academy, where she excelled in a variety of sports and graduated second in her class.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Sub 3 Hour Marathon Training: How to Join the Elite Sub 3 Club

So, you want to run a fast marathon? But not any fast time… a sub 3 hour marathon! Here’s how to make it a reality.

Jason winning the 2013 Potomac River Run Marathon

There’s something magical about running a fast …

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Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Friesth and Barry capture Denver 5K titles

On a beautiful morning at Denver's Sloan's Lake, nearly 700 runners and walker took to the bike path around the lake for the third annual Denver 5K, hosted by 3W Races.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Denver man sues Specialized for $10 million in helmet product liability case

A 50-year-old Denver man is suing Specialized Bicycle Components for $10 million, claiming the helmet he wore when he crashed his bike was defective.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Regional Race Preview: Equinox Half Marathon and 5 Mile

The Equinox Half Marathon and 5 mile is this weekend on September 22, 2019 in Fort Collins. Enjoy the downhill course at the height of fall color.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Weight Management: Carbs, Calories, or Keto?

For most of the past 40 years, weight-conscious runners have been told to limit dietary fat, believing it leads to weight gain and heart disease. Today, runners hear messages to indulge in a very high-fat (ketogenic) diet and limit the carbohydrate-based foods that fueled their low fat diet. Confusing, eh?

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

E-Bikes in National Parks: NPS Unveils New Rules for Greater Access

The new policy treats e-bikes like traditional bikes and aims to provide greater access, reduce environmental impact, and ‘expand the option of bicycling to more people.’

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Nike increases protections for female athletes after Allyson Felix’s move to Athleta

In an email sent Aug. 12 to athletes it sponsors, the Beaverton, Ore.-based brand said it had revised contracts to include more protections for pregnant athletes. The update includes an 18-month period — starting eight months prior to a woman’s due date — wherein performance-related reductions cannot be applied.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

East Plum Creek 10K rescheduled after delay in opening

The East Plum Creek Trail Races were postponed due to heavy rains that moved through the area on Friday, September 6. Though the trail is currently closed to the public, the new trail segment will be open for the our new event date of September 20. Races start at 5:30 p.m.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

USATF offers $2,000 prize purse for Pumpkin Pie 5K

The Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K will host the USATF Colorado state championship 5k race. The race will be held at City Park in Denver on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Runners and walkers can take advantage of a flat and fast course, and then enjoy a slice of sweet and tasty pumpkin pie at the finish.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

USATF U18 Girls’ Mountain Running Team Earns Bronze

Colorado high school runners Samantha Blair (5th place), Madeleine Burns (7th place) and Maggi Congdon (18th place) took home the team bronze medal at the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup in Susa, Italy.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

The Boulder Backroads Races Are Two Weeks Away!

The Boulder Backroads Half Marathon was born in 1999, when local athlete and entrepreneur Lesley Kinder decided that Boulder needed a marathon. It immediately became a destination event and attracted 1500 runners in its first year.

Colorado Runner

Nancy Hobbs

USATF Squad Announced for the WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee is proud to announce members of Team USATF scheduled to compete at the 16th WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on Saturday, November 16, in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. The 2019 USATF Long Distance Mountain Running Team is a strong group of experienced athletes who will be looking to win medals.

Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald

Introducing: Running Smarter, Running Stronger

A growth mindset is necessary to grow (did I really just type that). But how does a growth mindset relate to running?

An action shot still from the Running Smarter course

A runner’s growth mindset helps them focus on the …

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Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Regional Race Preview: Breckenridge Road Marathon

The 5th Annual Breckenridge Road Marathon is JUST THAT...  a one of a kind experience, with a little something for everyone on September 14.  Are you looking for that bucket list race, a weekend get away with friends or just a great run in the mountains... then this is the perfect race for you!

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

US Trail Running Conference announces partnership with Spartan Trail

Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2019 US Trail Running Conference have announced a partnership arrangement with Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, who recently expanded their fitness footprint with the launch of a new race product, Spartan Trail.

Colorado Runner

Derek Griffiths

Records Fall At Liberty Bell Invitational

Valor's Cole Sprout ran 14:38 to crush the previous course record, and run the fastest time in the country. Cherry Creek's Parker Wolfe ran 14:47 to finish second with the second fastest time in the county. And not to be out done, Sydney Thorvaldson from Rawlins High in Wyoming set a new girl's course record on 16:40.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Run a Downhill Half Marathon Next Month in La Veta

Maybe you've run one or more of the popular Colorado Front Range downhill half marathons. Now Southern Colorado enters the picture with an amazing course featuring a gentle downward glide along the scenic Highway of Legends (CO Highway 12) from Cuchara to La Veta with an 1,800 foot net elevation drop.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

USATF Offers $2,000 Prize Purse to Castle Rock Trail 10K Open and Masters Top Runners

The Castle Rock Trail Festival returns October 5. Choose from a trail 50K, marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or family adventure run. The race will begin near Castle Rock’s state-of-the-art Miller Athletic Complex, a beautiful $30 million venue. The courses will be run on soft-surface dirt single and double track trails.

Colorado Runner

Jessica Griffiths

Golden’s Dauwalter Wins Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

Late Sunday afternoon—still dressed in her customary long prototype Salomon shorts that appear more suited to the basketball court than a running catalog—Salomon trail running athlete Courtney Dauwalter was trying to process the fact that she had won the famed Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB®).

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