LooseCrew-JeffO: Denver Magazine Article


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Denver Magazine Article

This is woefully late, because I have a habit of not reading about running, or biking, or climbing, etc. Previously, I went to the Denver Magazine website and didn't see this article. Not knowing where to get a hard-copy, I never read it.
Until today. I plugged in "Denver Magazine", and my name, and voila!
I get all of one paragraph because the article was more about John Marini, and about ultra-running in general.
John Marini died during the Collegiate Peaks 50 in 2008.
Christian Toto wrote the piece. He has quite a few years at various newspapers and magazines across the country.
It's nice how it highlights our camaraderie and cooperation. One day I was at a bar watching Cyclo-cross racers, and they were talking about all the visceral hatred they have for each other. I couldn't help but think, "Those guys just don't get it."

Anyways, here it is.


At 3:48 AM, Blogger olga said...

You got 2 paragraphs:) Nicely written too.

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Nick said...

So true, Jeff. I'm a pretty competitive guy, but all in good fun. Most of the guys I'm competitive with in the CO ultra scene also happen to be some of my most excellent friends.

I liked your second quote. While I may not shed too many tears, I would agree that I'm often "overwhelmed by how much we love running and the mountains and the people we’re doing it with." That said, next time I race Burch he's going down ;-)

The whole bike scene seems way too testosterone filled for me (no wonder they're all on drugs). Aside from the fact that I hate spending money on gear, I don't think I could turn up to events with the regularity I do in trail/ultra running without the pre/post-race camaraderie.

Hope you're healing.


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