Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Team Colorado Welcomes Brandon Stapanowich

Name: Brandon "Birthday Suit" Stapanowich

Age: 28 (29 today!!! Happy Birthday!!!)

Hometown: Asheville, NC

Current residence: Manitou Springs, CO

Sponsors: Pearl iZUMi (otherwise known as iP)

Personal Bests:
30 mph in the 2012 Manitou Sprintathlon
5K - 17:36 dressed as Forrest Gump and carrying a box of chocolates

Inclinathon (13 trips up & down the Manitou Incline, ~26,134 ft. elevation gain/loss) - 11 hrs. 47 min.
INCLINATHON: the movie
50 Mile - 7:58:02 (2013 Desert RATS)
100 Mile - 19:10:52 (2013 Western States)

Notable Achievements:
2011 Devil's Mountain 50 mile winner
2012 Inclinathon founder and winner in 11 hrs. 47 min.
2012 Leadville 100: 7th place
2013 Desert RATS 50: 3rd place
2013 Western States 100 13th place
Bonking harder than "Big McD" at the 2005 Boston Marathon

Goals for 2013:
Resurrect ultrarunning on Pikes with "PU: The Stank" on September 28th
Podium at Deadman Peaks Trail Run 50 miler in October
Be fit and healthy for H.U.R.T 100 in January

Favorite trails:
The ones I haven't been on yet

Favorite workout:
Hip Hop Abs

Favorite races:
Three-legged, sack, and wheelbarrow races in excess of 100 miles.


Favorite beer:
Perry's Cider (despite the absence of pears)

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