Monday, March 18, 2013

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

This St. Paddy's Day weekend a few Team Colorado members took to the streets for some Irish-style racing and some down under ultra running in the country of New Zealand.

Days after turning 47, Simon Gutierrez showed that age doesn't matter when it comes to running fast. The 5k on St. Patricks Day in Colorado Springs, CO is always a competitive race and attracts some of the state's top runners. Gute placed 8th OA with a quick 15:56 (at 6,000 ft of altitude) and held of 45-year-old Justin Chaston, a 3-time steeplechase Olympian for Great Britain, by one second. Happy Birthday Gute!
Gute (2132) taking the lead pack                          photo:
Slowly coming back from injuries, Peter Maksimow managed a 11th place OA finish (12th place if you count the guy that didn't put on his timing chip on this shoe) in a time of 16:20.

Gute and Peter post-race with an Irish cow with no utters...weird!              photo: Donna Garcia

And down under, in the country of New Zealand, Team Colorado's Rickey Gates ran what appears to be an ultramarathon relay with his Salomon teammates. The Tarawera UltraMarathon has numerous distances along with team categories. We are not quick sure what team he was on but feel free to attempt to figure that out based on their results page. Things are obviously more confusing in New Zealand!

Rickey appears pretty happy finishing with his teammates in his ultra running sandals           photo: look up

Confusing Results

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