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Thursday, May 30,2013

One step at a time

Overcoming obstacles and climbing mountains with What's Your Everest?

By Tom Winter
When Sarah Hassell climbed her first 14,000-foot peak in Colorado, she felt “an overwhelming sense of gratitude.” It wasn’t due to the view, or the stable weather that allowed her to summit, or even the fact that the friends she climbed the peak with were there to accompany her to the top. It was because she made it up there — higher than she’d ever climbed — due to a stranger’s heart.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Fast times at Boulder highs

League for high school mountain bike racers sees booming growth

By Elizabeth Miller
Three years ago, when the first meetings were held at Boulder-area high schools to talk about launching the Colorado High School Cycling League, a handful of riders showed up interested to cycle for their schools. Fairview started with two riders in 2010.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Training for more than a race

Prepping for the Bolder Boulder with his son takes a father to new places as a parent

By Dave Belin
It was like running on a treadmill — except that we were outside. We were running uphill, directly into a steady 30-mile-per-hour headwind. As part of our training to run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, my 9-year-old son and I were running in a 5K race on a brutally windy spring day in April.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Women’s Wilderness girls program scholarships open

By Elizabeth Miller
Scholarship applications are currently being taken for the Women’s Wilderness Institute girls’ programs. The Institute offers four- to 14-day trips for girls beginning at age 9. Their classes allow girls to try out backpacking, rock climbing and hiking a peak, or delve into a committing trip, like an eight-day backpacking expedition.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Reflections from road royalty

As the Bolder Boulder approaches, runners recall decades of change in the sport

By Abby Faires
More than 60,000 people are expected to participate in the Bolder Boulder this year — what “may be the world’s best mass participation race in the United States,” according to Runner’s World magazine.
Thursday, May 9,2013

Kidnapped in Caracas

A Boulder resident’s involuntary journey in Venezuela

By Carolina Salas
Three, two, one, bang. It is that fast. Traveling involuntarily through the most contrasting realities. Traveling through the opposite side of my life in my own country.
Thursday, May 2,2013

Giving it more than 110 percent

In seven-day endurance relay, Jay Rawlings 'went the extra mile'

By Stephen Kasica
Rawlings´ route from Barstow, Calif., to Las Vegas was originally 183 miles long, but became 205 miles due to an unexpected, impassable, 4x4-only road causing the relay to take a day-long detour.
Thursday, May 2,2013

India: An imperfect adventure

By Cayte Bosler
There are tiny fires everywhere. This is one of the first things you will notice about India — the uncountable number of people and the fires trickling haphazardly toward the smoggy sky to keep mosquitoes at bay. I never saw who lit them or who put them out.
Thursday, April 25,2013

More than a foot race

Jay Rawlings walked himself into shape to complete seven marathons in seven days in an MS fundraiser

By Stephen Kasica
On Monday, April 22, ultrarunner and Boulderite Jay Rawlings took his first steps in a 180-mile, seven-day endurance relay that will see him running the equivalent of a marathon a day for a week. Less than a month before standing at the starting line, he was not able to run a mile without walking.
Thursday, April 18,2013

High-altitude education

Khumbu Climbing Center fundraises to finish climbing school, community center in Nepal

By Elizabeth Miller
The story of climbers at Everest wanting to give back to the people living in the Himalayan foothills of the world’s tallest peak is as old as the stories of climbers visiting the top of Everest itself.