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Travis Swaim, Pass Mountain 2016

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Travis Swaim Melia Coury: Hi, I’m Melia Coury here with Aravaipa Running and Travis Swaim. Travis Swaim: Hello. Melia: And you just set a new course record today at our 25K for Pass Mountain. Travis: Yeah it was pretty awesome. I heard it was held by Jamil so I had to gun for that one. He’s a legend so it’s fun to chase after him. M: Yeah…so you just signed up this morning is that correct? T: Yeah, I’ve been …

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Andy Pearson, Mogollon Monster, 2016

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ANDY PEARSON Melia Coury: I’m Melia Coury here with Aravaipa Running, standing here next to Andy Pearson who just won our 2016 Mogollon Monster. Andy Pearson: I did. Melia: Congratulations. Andy: Thank you. M: And you kind of lead it out from the gate. How was that? A: I ran it in the inaugural year in 2012 so I came in knowing what the course was like and it was an advantage to be able to visualize all parts of …

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Veronica Rudolphi, Mogollon Monster, 2016

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VERONICA (RONI) RUDOLPHI Melia Coury: I’m Melia Coury here with Aravaipa Running and Roni Rudolphi and you just won our Mogollon Monster 2016 100 miler, and this was your first 100 miler along with setting a course record here by like 4 hours! How are you feeling right now? Roni Rudolphi: Pretty happy, very satisfied. Melia: What was it like for you out on the trails yesterday and this morning? Roni: Beautiful, really hard. Yeah I just felt really lucky …

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Bill Dittman, Mogollon Monster, 2016

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BILL DITTMAN Melia Coury: I’m Melia Coury herewith Aravaipa Running and Bill Dittman who just placed second at out 2016 Mogollon Monster. Congratulations. Bill Dittman: Thank you. Melia: So tell me a little about your journey throughout the day. There was a little point where you got lost and then rallied at the end. Bill: Yeah, I got lost about miles 20 thorugh 40 I was hitting a little bit of a slow patch. It was hot out so I …

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James Bonnett, Mogollon Monster, 2016

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JAMES BONNETT Melia Coury: I’m Melia here with Aravaipa Running and James Bonnett, and you just placed 3rd at the Mogllon Monster 2016. Congrats. James Bonnett: Thanks. Melia: So what was it about this race that made you want to do it? James: Just getting a Hardrock qualifier, that’s about it. M: So what was your training like leading up to the race? J: Ah, my training. There wasn’t much training leading up to this run. I did a 30 …

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Susan Kramer, Mogollon Monster, 2016

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SUSAN KRAMER Melia Coury: I’m Melia Coury here with Aravaipa Running interviewing Susan Kramer who just placed second at the 2016 Mogollon Monster, congratulations. Susan Kramer: Thank you, thank you. Melia: How was the run for you out there? Susan: It was tough. It’s not a course for the faint at heart. It’s a good course if you like a challenge. M: And this isn’t your fist time, what keeps you coming back? S: Ah well, actually I wasn’t going …

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Fred Roberts, Mogollon Monster, 2016 3rd Finish

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FRED ROBERTS Melia Coury: I’m Melia Coury here with Aravaipa Running and Fred Roberts and you just finished your 3rd Mogollon Monster, congratulations! Fred Roberts: Thank you. M: You actually hold the most finishes. F: I know it kind of puts some pressure on me to keep running. Which I think I will do. M: What is it about this race that keeps you coming back each year? F: You know a lot of races you have a good chance …

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Michael Versteeg, Silverton Alpine Marathon, Male Champion 2016

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Michael Versteeg Melia Coury: Alright, I’m Melia Coury sitting here with Michael Versteeg, the Whiskey Man and you just won the Silverton Alpine Marathon. Michael Versteeg: Oh yeah, I did. Melia: Yeah, that happened today. Versteeg: Yep, it was fun. It’s been a long week but I’m glad I did it. M: Well you did run the Silverton 1000 this week. V: Well I didn’t run all 1000. M: True, but you did run 100. V: Yeah I ran 100 …

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Cari Kimball, Silverton Alpine Marathon, Female Champion 2016

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Cari Kimball Melia: I’m Melia Coury here with Cari Kimball and she won our Silverton Alpine Marathon today, congratulations. Cari: Thank you so much. M: So how was it for you out there? Did you have any struggling moments or were you just conquering the mountain the whole time? C: I don’t know if conquering would be the right word, but um, it was a really good day. The climbs are pretty steep and good but for the most part …

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Joshua Simkins, Silverton Alpine 50K, Male Champion 2016

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  Joshua Simkins Melia: I’m Melia Coury here with Joshua Simkins and you just won the Silverton Alpine 50K. How does that feel? Joshua: Good, I wasn’t sure what to expect today. Through the competition, altitude or weather but fantastic weather and felt pretty good about it. It was a good race, beautiful course. M: Was there a part on the course that just kind of took your breath away? (A part from the altitude) J: The whole thing it’s …