When Vince Frisicaro heard the date of this year’s Iroquois Foundation 4-miler, he knew he had to do something special. The retired history teacher understood what Nov. 11, 2018 meant – the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. So Frisicaro got to researching. He discovered five men from the area within the Iroquois school district who died during the Great War. Their sacrifice will be honored on Nov. 11 at the annual race, reaching across generations to celebrate the contributions of veterans. “World War I tends to sometimes get lost between all the research of the Civil War and World War II,” Frisicaro said. “World War I is the only war the U.S. was in that doesn’t have its own national memorial. As a veteran myself, I’m always interested in what we can do for veterans to keep their memories alive, even though it’s 100 years past. When we saw the date, it was natural to do something for the local veterans, to … [Read more...] about Remembering World War I veterans at the Iroquois Foundation 4-Mile Race
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The ascent of Lookout Mountain is an iconic ride for Front Range cyclists, drizzled with the sweat of hundreds in processions of Spandex up 19th Street from Golden pretty much every weekend, and it was sure to draw crowds Saturday when the men of the Colorado Classic attacked it as the first moment of truth on a 100-mile “Queen Stage” that would force all to dig deep. For the spectators who were there, the attack did not disappoint as three riders from the EF-Drapac Cannondale team attempted to blow up the peloton and break UnitedHealthcare riders Gavin Mannion and Serghei Tvetchov, who stood 1-2 in the general classification standings after Friday’s Stage 2 time trial in Vail. They didn’t ruin Mannion’s day, but they definitely made him hurt. “I’ve ridden Lookout a lot,” said Mannion, a native of Massachusetts who moved to Fort Collins last year. “Today was probably the worst experience I’ve ever had on Lookout, with the EF … [Read more...] about Breakaway on Lookout Mountain sets in motion fascinating drama in 100-mile men’s stage in Colorado Classic
Leigh Guidry Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 On Aug. 18, 2018, at 4 a.m. Jason Cohen will be at the starting line of a 100-mile foot race that covers literal mountains. But running an "ultramarathon" almost 2 miles above sea level isn't the craziest part, nor is the 30-hour window he has to complete the race. It's that seven years ago, this version of Cohen didn't exist. Then he weighed 300 pounds and would not have called himself an athlete. Over the last seven years he's lost at least 120 pounds and incrementally changed so much about his life. Now he definitely is an athlete. The Lafayette native spends hours of his day running portions of the course in Colorado to prepare him to take on this challenge. RELATED: 'The Big Show': how he lost 90 pounds And when he crosses the finish line of the Leadville 100 "it'll be the latest step in a seven-year journey to prove that impossible is only a word." That's how Cohen … [Read more...] about What do you do after you’ve lost 120 pounds and change your life? Run 100 miles
<>From right, Salida High School basketball players, Brooke Golden, Tristyn Bowers, Jamie Granzella, and Morgaan Schaler, all 14, cheer for their coach and Jamie's father, Rucky Granzella, by Powerline Trail during the Leadville Trail 100 in 2011. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post) John Callahan has a photo his wife took of him during the second Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. He was posing at an aid station on the dam at Twin Lakes — which marks Mile 40 and Mile 60 on the out-and-back course — and had the spot all to himself. He’s thought about that scene this year as Leadville prepares for the 25th installment of the world’s second-oldest 100-mile mountain bike race, which is set for next Saturday in the shadow of Colorado’s highest peaks. “When you come through there now, you feel like you’re riding in the Tour de France, because it’s these huge crowds, up and down both sides of this long aid station,” said Callahan, … [Read more...] about Lance Armstrong turned the Leadville 100-mile bike race into a national event. Now it turns 25.
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