Elite runners have begun to line up for the USATF Colorado 10-mile championships. The men’s field is especially fast. Prize money will go five-deep overall ($400, $250, $200, $150, $100) and one-deep masters ($150) and is limited to USATF Colorado members. With the elite women’s field especially thin at this point, ladies are encouraged to renew their USATF memberships and find their way to Pueblo on March 4. Three weeks out, the elite entrant list is below.
2/18/12-Robert Cheseret added to the men's list.
2/21/12-Adrian Chouinard and Tera Moody added to the women's list.
2/25/12-Tyler McCandless scratched.
2/28/12-Tera Moody scratched.
2/28/12-Alisha Williams added to the women's field.
3/2/12-Matt Levassiur and Stephanie Bylander added. Open Men
2/18/12 Edit - Robert Cheseret (Colo. Springs) - 2010 U.S. road 5K champion (14:01).
Kenny Foster (Colo. Springs) – 2:19 at 2011 California International Marathon.
3/2/12 Edit - Matt Levassiur (Alamosa) - 2:18:58 at the 2011 Chicago Marathon.
Peter Maksimow (Manitou Springs) – 2nd
at 2011 USATF Colorado 25K championships, 1:09 at 2012 Houston half marathon.
2/25/12 Edit - Scratched - Tyler McCandless (Boulder) – 2:15 at 2011 Grandma’s Marathon, 1st
at 2012 Iwaki City Marathon (Japan).
Tommy Neal (Colo. Springs) – 1:05 at 2011 Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon.
Alex Nichols (Colo. Springs) – 1st
at 2011 USATF Colorado 25K championships, 1st
at 2010 ADT Marathon.
Justin Ricks (Pueblo West) – 2:22 at 2011 Eugene Marathon (1st
Pat Rizzo (Boulder) – 2:13 at 2012 Olympic trials marathon.
Robby Young (Colo. Springs) – 2:21 at 2011 Twin Cities Marathon. Masters Men
Bob Weiner (Evergreen) – 1st
master at 2011 USATF Colorado 10K championships, 1st
master at 2011 USATF Colorado half marathon championships. Open Women
Stephanie Bylander (Alamosa) - 1:16 half marathon best.
Adrian Chouinard (Manitou Springs) - 2:44 at the 2012 Olympic trials marathon.
Christie Foster (Colo. Springs) – 17:11 5K best, 3rd at 2011 USATF Colorado half marathon championships.
2/28/12 Edit - Scratched - Tera Moody (Colo. Springs) - 2:30 at the 2011 Chicago Marathon.
Wendy Thomas (Windsor) – 2:34 at 2012 Olympic trials marathon.
2/28/12 Edit - Alisha Williams (Manitou Springs) - 2:35 at the 2012 Olympic trials marathon. Masters Women
Mary Alico (Boulder) – 1st
master at 2011 USATF Colorado 5K, 10K, and half marathon championships.