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Flagstaff Sky Race Recap 2016

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Hands and feet gripping the ground saturated with rain, they are trying to discover the next sturdy tuft of grass or rock to bare some weight. Each step of progress feels satisfying until the eyes glance up the mountain with a chilling realization of just how far you have traveled. Head down and keep moving becomes the mantra. This was the scene for the runners in the Vertical K and the last climb for the 39K and 55K at the Flagstaff …

Kendall mountain run

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Post-Race: Dakota Jones

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Dakota Jones Melia Coury: I’m standing here with Dakota Jones after he just won the Kendall Mountain Run 2016. What were your first thoughts? Dakota: I feel lucky to be able to run. I had a stress fracture in my foot for most of last year. I wasn’t able to compete as much. I feel really lucky to run really hard on that downhill and not have any pain. M: Nice. D: It’s always super fun up here in Silverton …

Daniel Hadis

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Post-Race Interview: Daniel Hadis

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Daniel Hadis Melia Coury: I’m here with Daniel Hadis and he just placed second at the 2016 Kendall Mountain Run. Daniel and Thoru (Translator): Thank you M: And what is your name as well? [To translator] Thoru: Thoru M: Thank you Thoru, he is going to help us translate today. Can you tell us a bit about your experience? T: I’m a distance runner which a 10K, 5K run. Just coming here to train on the hill for my upcoming …

Timmy Parr

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Post-Race Interview: Timmy Parr

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Timmy Parr Melia Coury: I’m here with Timmy Parr who placed third at the 2016 Kendall Mountain Run. Congratulations. Timmy: Thank you. M: So I know in your pre-race interview you talked about how you like it when there is less oxygen. So what were the thoughts rolling through your head once you hit above tree line? T: Well at that point I was in third place and there were two individuals who had been gaining on me until that …

Sarah Pizzo

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Post-Race Interview: Sarah Pizzo

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Sarah Pizzo Melia: I’m here with Sarah Pizzo; she just got second at the 2016 Kendall Mountain Runs. Congratulations. Sarah: Thank you it’s a fun race. M: This was your first time. S: Yep, first Kendall Mountain Run. M: Have you done other Sky Races before? S: This is my first Sky Race but I have done other races in the region, all very challenging but hoping to do a few more Sky Races this year. M: Now you want …

Taylor Nowlin

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Post-Race Interview: Taylor Nowlin

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Taylor Nowlin Melia Coury: I’m here with Taylor Nowlin and she just placed third at the 2016 Kendall Mountain Run, congratulations. Taylor: Thank you. M: And this is even your first time to Silverton? Originally from Oregon and recently moved to Colorado. T: Yep, drove to Silverton last night got here at like 9:30 p.m. woke up and ran. M: How is it in the day. T: Just gorgeous. It exceeded all my expectations. And just and awesome place to …

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Pre-Race Interview: Timmy Parr

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Timmy Parr Melia: I’m here with Timmy Parr or Tim Parr? Timmy: Timmy. M: You prefer Timmy? T: Well Timmy is kind of my race name as well as my good friends call me Timmy. M: And, you ran Kendall (Mountain Run) last year? T: I did last year. M: Do you feel pretty good going into it, similar to last year’s shape and things like that? T: I do. I feel it will be a good day. There’s some …

Bob Boeder

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Pre-Race Interview: Bob Boeder

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Bob Boeder Melia: You have kind of been around the ultra community a long time done: Western States, Hardrock, Wastch, and Kendall Mountain Run a bunch Bob: This will be my 15th Kendall Mountain Run. M: Wow, that’s an awesome number. B: I’m really looking forward to it. M: What keeps you coming back? B: Well I live here, it’s my neighborhood race. But it’s also a reason to get fit, to get in shape every summer. If I don’t …

Eric Senseman

Kendall Mountain Run 2016: Pre Race Interview: Eric Senseman

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Eric Senseman Melia: I’m sitting down here with Eric Senseman the day before Kendall (Mountain Run). And congrats earlier this year you won our Elephant Mountain 35K Eric: Yeah, thanks very much. M: Yeah, and it was the second fastest time too. E: I was hoping for the fastest but doesn’t always work out. M: You were only like 7 or something minutes shy. E: Yeah, close enough. M: You’re up there. E: Yeah. M: So you have been doing …

Kendall Mountain Run 2016 Race Recap

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A Race Riddled With Tradition Energetic rays of light flooded the town of Silverton this morning as nearly 300 runners towed the line of the 39th Kendall Mountain Run. As per tradition the race began in front of the Grand Imperial Hotel with the firing of a gun by Wiley Carmichael. He has ignited the race since the inaugural run 39 years ago. With the echoing bang the crowd of runners moved through the center street of town before ascending …