Thursday, August 29, 2013

Team Colorado Welcomes Kim Dobson

Name: Kim "Queen of Uphill" Dobson

Age: 29 years old

Hometown: Born in the mountainous region of Midland, Texas, grew up in Littleton, CO.

Current residence: Grand Junction, CO

Sponsors: Runners Roost (team supported by Mizuno, Honey Stinger)

Personal Bests:
5k – 17:41 (road)
Half Marathon – 1:20:32 (road)
Pikes Peak Ascent (13.32 miles) - 2:24:58 CR
Marathon – 2:45 (road)

Notable Achievements:
Ø  Trail Runner Magazine’s 2012 Trail Runner of the Year (TROY)
Ø  2012 Colorado Sportswomen award winner for trail running
Ø  2012 USA Mountain Running Champion (Mt. Washington)
Ø  2012 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
Ø  Two time Mt. Washington and Three time Pikes Peak Ascent champion
Ø  Pikes Peak Ascent course record holder

Future goals:
Ø  Run happy and healthy, strong and fast
Ø  Improve my personal best at Jungfrau and Mt. Washington
Ø  Run the Pikes double
Ø  Continue to coach high school and adults
Ø  Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials (sub 2:43)
Ø  Try new races outside of Colorado and the US
Ø  Qualify for the US Mountain Running Team

Favorite trails:  Nellie Creek Trail up Uncompaghre, Capitol Creek Trail, most trails up 14ers

Favorite workout: Running up 14ers, mile repeats, any uphill workout

Favorite races: Pikes Peak Ascent, Mt. Washington Road Race, Jungfrau Marathon

1 comment:

  1. Kim seems like a very genuine person. What a gifted mountain runner and great edition to Team Colorado!