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Young GJ runner qualifies for cross country nationals

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Chuck Bisbee hoped for a top-10 finish. The Grand Junction 14-year-old did better than that. He placed fifth in the USA Track & Field Region 10 Cross Country Championships Youth Division (age 13-14) last weekend in Glendale, Ariz., and ...

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Nostalgic: Paonia resident enjoys running through old stomping grounds in NYC Marathon

By Patrick Bahr

Kevin O’Brien uses the New York City Marathon as a way to connect with his past. The 52-year-old Paonia resident finished the Nov. 7 marathon 989th out of the 45,350 runners who crossed the finish line, turning in a time of 3 hours, 59 ...

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Family tradition: Renterias enjoy bonding opportunity in relaxed running competition

By Patrick Bahr

One of the main objectives of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department’s Matchett Trail Run/Walk is to provide families a chance to run together. “This is our eighth year of the race, and we get to provide an event for ...


Running with the best: Fruita Monument grad caps ‘awesome year’ in Rim Rock win

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Dustin Simoens looked around for the person to beat. Turns out, it was him. The 22-year-old, who grew up in Grand Junction, crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds Saturday to win his first full-length marathon on Colorado ...


Daddies Gone Wild win inaugural Rim Rock relay race

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When the Rim Rock Marathon added a relay event, Jeff Dykstra quickly assembled his team. The Daddies Gone Wild team, which won the 174-mile Colorado Relay race, was set to go. “I grew up running on the monument,” Dykstra said. ...

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Change of pace: Rim Rock Marathon unveils new divisions for this year’s race

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D Plunkett had always wanted to run a marathon. When the Rim Rock Run became the Rim Rock Marathon last year, she signed up. The Grand Junction 46-year-old, though, was diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome in her left leg. The condition is ...

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Beer shortcut costs Schnell

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Ross Schnell figures he might have defended his Singlespeed World Championship had he chugged one more beer. The Grand Junction professional mountain biker finished in second place, a few seconds behind the winner Oct. 23 in Rotorua, New ...

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McCabe amazed by ‘Diggin’ for Dane’ event

By Scott Schlaufman

On Sunday afternoon, Dane McCabe was a little taken aback as he stood outside the gymnasium at Central High School. McCabe, a teacher at Nisley Elementary School and a 12-year coach for the Western Colorado Volleyball Club, watched as more ...

Jussel: San Francisco likely to put another nail in Broncos’ coffin

By Rick Jussel

Normally, I block out a chunk of Sunday to observe the antics of the Denver Broncos. Last Sunday, that routine changed. At 2:18 MDT (I did indeed check my watch), I was in a room devoid of television, radio or computer access, turning ...

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Marathon man: Local runner has gone the distance in all 50 states

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When Bryan Baroffio completed his first marathon in April 2004 in Moab, his family thought that was it. So did he. “After the race I was pretty sore and beat,” Baroffio said. “We got back to the hotel room, I’m laying ...

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