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    by Published on 06-23-2013 08:07 AM  Number of Views: 2045 
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    Led by some amazing racing at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, it was another banner weekend of racing for Colorado athletes. We've got it all covered, everything from the prelims to the finals of the T&F championships, and then everything from Rock 'n' Roll Seattle to the Grandma's Marathon, and of course all of the local racing action. Performance of the week goes to Tyler McCandless and Adriana Nelson for their exceptional races at the U.S. Half Marathon Championships.
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    by Published on 06-22-2013 04:01 PM
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    With handhelds, belts, vests, and packs, there are plenty of options to carry water on your run. They all really do have a place and need though, even the newest entrant into this market - Orange Mud's HydraQuiver pack. They've got a different take on hydration, something I don't believe offered by any of their competitors. And as cool as their first pack, their second version, just now available, has me more interested.

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    by Published on 06-22-2013 07:53 AM  Number of Views: 1460 
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    Adriana Nelson built a 30-45 second lead early in the race and held on for a seven second win over Olympic marathoner Desiree Davila. Nelson finished in 1:11:19 and the win marked her first U.S. title. Her PR for the distance is 1:09:59, dating to 2005 in the Netherlands.

    In the men's race, Boulder's Tyler McCandless had a huge breakthrough. Finishing in 1:03:16 for 11th, he was way, way under his previous PR of 1:04:59. McCandless was just six seconds back of seventh place.

    Deeper results for Colorado runners follow.
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    by Published on 06-19-2013 04:31 PM  Number of Views: 2080 
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    Elise Cranny of Niwot is one of the top high school runners in the country, and she recently capped off her junior year in track where she won the state title in the 800m, 1600m and the 3200m. Her success in track was coming off an impressive cross country season where she defeated Katie Rainsberger by a tenth of a second, to win the state 4A cross country title, in dramatic fashion.

    Elise was kind enough to answer a few questions from RunColo, read on.
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    by Published on 06-18-2013 08:01 PM
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    If they're not racing in Minnesota this weekend, the rest of Colorado's best will be in Des Moines, Iowa. Top finishers will earn a spot on the U.S. World Championships team to compete in Moscow later this summer.
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    by Published on 06-17-2013 04:31 PM
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    The third weekend of June and 2013 is almost half way over, and Colorado Race Timing has some races to tell you about. The Corporate Challenge 8K takes place on Thursday evening in Louisville, get $7.00 off by using code runcolo7.

    On Saturday, if you live on the Western Slope check out Children with Hope 5K and 10K. If you're on the Front Range, head out to Denver's City Park for the Undy 5000, last year's race had close to 800 runners, use code DENVER5 (all caps) to save $5.00.

    Finally on Sunday, the Purple Stride 5K will be taking place at Washington Park, to benefit pancreatic cancer. For more information on all the races, see below.
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    by Published on 06-16-2013 04:06 PM  Number of Views: 959 
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    Wow, this weekend's U.S. half marathon championships in Duluth, Minnesota are particularly deep on the men's side. Call it a pseudo state championship, everyone's going to be there. Athletes on the start list as of Sunday night are listed below.
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    by Published on 06-14-2013 05:48 AM  Number of Views: 1038 
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    Wildfires tragically dominated Colorado this week, but the weekend's racing was hardly muted. The fastest road action was in Colorado Springs, but that was just a small part of a weekend that included a trio of Father's Day races, trail and uphill racing, the Estes Park Marathon, and the usual spate of local 5Ks. Performance of the week goes to Scott Dahlberg and Laura Haefeli.
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    by Published on 06-11-2013 08:27 PM
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    We'd just introduced one new Colorado running store, and it's time for another (and possibly another and another if rumors prove true). Vertical Runner, a small chain of three stores in northeastern Ohio with a slant towards trail running, put up the Vertical Runner of Breckenridge Facebook page today. In seven hours it's collected 69 likes. At 9,600 feet, it's being dubbed "America's Highest Running Store."
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    by Published on 06-11-2013 02:44 PM  Number of Views: 838 
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    My running career spans back to 1992 when I was a freshman in high school. I've been running competitively ever since, with a few years off post college when I took up weight lifting and recreational basketball. However, over those 21 years, I've had almost every common running injury that runners tend to have. One thing that frustrates me about doctors, sports therapist or massage therapist that don't understand runners is that they will almost always tell you to stop running, it's the safe answer. Lets be honest though, there are a lot of running injuries that simply go away on their own, I have had several of these but I've also had injuries where I kept running and made it worse, that's my situation right now and it's hard to know the difference.

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    by Published on 06-10-2013 08:07 PM  Number of Views: 4202 
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    Not to beat a dead horse, but I'm really interested in this. I'm not rooting for anyone in particular, but I'm just really eager to see what happens in the local running retail space in the next few years. Does the Gart model work, and how does it affect other local running retailers? How will the other area stores respond, if at all? Where will Gart open other stores, and will they be Boulder Running Company stores or Denver Running Company stores? Will Gart open a store in Arvada or Stapleton before someone else?

    In search of the future of Gart's Running Specialty Group, I looked to the past and although I of course don't have any answers, will share some thoughts.
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    by Published on 06-10-2013 04:07 PM
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    A record setting 99 degree day definitely gets you in the mood to race a 5K right? Fortunately the weather will cool off a touch by the weekend with highs in the upper 80's. Colorado Race Timing will be up in Aspen, cooling off and timing the Food & Wine Classic 5K on Friday.

    On Saturday, check out the Peru 5K & 10K up in Thornton. Sunday is Father's Day, so treat dad to a 5K and check out the Father's Day 5K in Arvada, great fast and flat course.
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    by Published on 06-10-2013 08:53 AM

    The Wolpertinger is pleased to announce that the World Premiere for "In the High Country" has been set on July 19th and 20th at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado.

    Tickets will be available in about a week, June 17th: thedairy.org.
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    by Published on 06-08-2013 03:00 PM  Number of Views: 1276 
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    Rome. NCAA championships. New York 10k. Portland Track Festival. American Miler's Club Series. Hudson Elite. Boulder Running Company. Denver Track Club. Boulder Track Club. Niwot High School. There was big-time racing all over this weekend, and we've got it all here, crunched and summarized for an easy read. Have a look, see how the area's stars did this weekend.
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    by Published on 06-06-2013 05:19 PM  Number of Views: 4364 
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    Denver's newest running store opens tomorrow in the Highlands neighborhood. Denver Run House is located at 3832 Tennyson Street. We fired off a few questions to owner Patrick Colleran to get the lowdown.
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    Published on 06-05-2013 06:23 AM  Number of Views: 1224 
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    Little is known at present other than that the Denver Run House will be located near 38th and Tennyson in Denver's Berkeley neighborhood, part of the Highlands district. Group runs from the store, I'm guessing, will head to Sloan's Lake.

    What do you think, does Denver need another running store, or one in this neighborhood? If you live in the area, will this keep you from driving to the bigger stores? Have you heard anything about the store that we haven't?
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    Published on 06-03-2013 07:14 PM  Number of Views: 975 
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    by Published on 06-03-2013 07:13 PM
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    Prize money is up for grabs in Manitou Springs this weekend. An $8,000 purse will be awarded to the top finishers, and USATF Colorado members will have the opportunity to double, earning both Open and USATF-only money. Announced elite entrants thus far include Nuta Olaru, Matt Levassiur, and Tommy Neal. The race should be a great tune-up for those heading to the U.S. half marathon championships in Minnesota on June 22.
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    by Published on 06-03-2013 05:48 PM
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    It's triathlon season and if you prefer the open water swim, check out the Metro Brokers TriathlON Friday, that's right a Friday evening triathlon out at Cherry Creek State Park. This is a great evening event, with a great post race BBQ, distance is a 1/2 mile swim, 12m bike ride, and a 5K run.

    If open water triathlons are not your thing, check out the Highlands Ranch Tune Up Triathlon on Saturday. Distance is a 500 yard indoor swim, 12m bike ride and a 5K run.


    The Neighborly Service 5K is already boasting a field of Kenyon Neuman and Jeremy Freed. The 5K takes place at Ruby Hill Park, in Denver.

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