Thursday, August 8, 2013

We have so much news, there is not enough space to highlight it here

Evergreen 10K - CO State 10K Champs

That's a nice view...too bad they are facing the other direction           photo: USATF CO

Neil "Big McD" McDonagh places 3rd at the Evergreen Town Race 10K, which also served as the USATF CO State 10K Championships. Neil tried to "keep it real", as we say in the industry, by setting the pace while the others sat back, including a Kenyan, who he almost told off for doing so. "There will be no drafting in a downhill 10K, Abu!!!"

Demerit for the Kenyans!

Big McD had at least 40 lbs. on these guys -- lbs. + gravity = Advantage!         photo: USATF CO

Brandon Johnson of Denver took the win in 30:30, while Austin Richmond (a tale of two cities?) of Boulder was 2nd in 30:36.

"There you me with the pacemaking duties!"                                 photo: USATF CO

...and only 6 remained                                                    photo: USATF CO

If you weren't sure what this was, they put up a large sign to remind you - McD came across in 30:48, a new Team Colorado record                                                   photo: USATF CO

FYI - Karma got the best of Abu Kebede and he finished 5th in 31:36.

La Luz Trail Run - Albuquerque, NM

Simon "Gute" Gutierrez places 2nd in 1:23:12 behind Kristopher Houghton, 1:22:15, at the 48th Annual La Luz Trail Run in Albuquerque, NM. Gute has run this race 9 times and won 8 of those times. He has 5 of the fastest top 10 times. He had to allow someone else to win at some point!

The La Luz Trail Run is a 9 mile trail race that starts in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque and finishes atop Sandia Crest at an elevation of 10,678 feet, gaining over 4,000 feet of elevation.

                                                                     Gute's alter ego...he loves heavy petting                               photo: Rachael Cuellar
Here is a audibly horrible interview with the very humble first place finished Kristopher Houghton along with second place finisher, Gute. We don't know who Houghton made deals with, but it worked!

Congratulations to friend of Team Colorado and newly-minted masters runner, Donna Garcia, for placing 4th overall in 2:03:31. Watch out Gute, she's going to catch you!!

Other News

Big McD is the new Pikes Peak Road Runners' the Long Run cover boy.

This is one of the few photos that Big McD is not pulling faces         photo: Brandon Stapanowich

 This is just proof that Peter "The Prez" Maksimow used to be able to run.

Colorado Runner Magazine, Issue #60, July - September, he paid them to write all that good stuff about him

Gute rides up Pikes Peak...WHAAAAT!? Yes, you read it correctly, Gute places 3rd on an ElliptiGo in 2:04:46 for the 12 mile ElliptiGo race up the Pikes Peak Auto Road. 

Stranger things have happened.

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