It's been another big year for Colorado running and many performances deserve recognition. RunColo's top 12 performances for the year are below. Debate is encouraged. Let us know where we erred, what we missed, and what your top 12 are. And of course, congrats to these 12 athletes on their accomplishments.
12 – Cameron Clayton breaks course record at Steamboat 50. Interesting article on that race.
11 – Joseph Manilafasha finishes 24th at NCAA cross country championships, team champion. Yeah he was only 24th, but he over-achieved, was Oklahoma State's fourth man, and had the best race of his collegiate career.
10 – Wendy Thomas runs 2:34 in debut marathon at Olympic trials. She was 12th overall and the first Colorado finisher.
9 – Trent Briney finishes second at JFK 50, under previous course record.
8 – Augustus Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, 2:20 in poor weather conditions.
7 – Glenn Randall leads first 10k of Boston Marathon, beating Geoffrey Mutai.
6 – Dakota Jones wins TransVulcania Ultra in the Canary Islands, beating Kilian Jornet.
5 – Jake Hursyz runs 24:34 at Rocky Mountain Shootout, fourth-fastest ever.
4 – Jason Hartmann fourth overall at Boston Marathon, 2:14 and top American.
3 – Sage Canaday wins Mount Washington with new American record, faster than Matt Carpenter.
2 – Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp go 1-2 at Olympic trials steeplechase.
1 – Kim Dobson breaks course record in Pikes Peak Ascent, 2:24 to break a 31-year-old record.