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Posts Tagged With ‘ Ironman ’

 

6 Events You Can’t Miss This Summer

May 30th, 2018
The Waids

That summer feel is in the air, and many of us are itching to get outside after a long, cold winter. Lucky for us, there are so many wonderful events being hosted in the Boulder area! Here are 6 events you can’t miss this summer: 1. Boulder Plein Art Festival From June 3-June 10, join artists and enthusiasts in paint-outs as they paint beautiful landscapes, cityscapes, and teach workshops. This event is open to the public and you may participate for $35 an event. This fee covers water, sunscreen, and on-site food, but these events are BYOP (bring your own paints). Or attend one of the workshops... Read More

The Ironman is Here

August 1st, 2015

Boulder is best known for beautiful scenery, amazingly close access for everything outdoors, and of course, an extremely health conscious population. Part of the reason people flock to Boulder is for the health minded, adventurous live style. To add to the ambiance of Boulder, this Sunday, August 2nd, Boulder will be hosting the Ironman 70.3. The race consists of three parts, beginning with a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and finishing with a marathon (26.2 mile) run. For the Boulder Ironman, the swimming portion will take place in the Boulder Reservoir located in far North Boulder. Athletes... Read More

10 Things Triathletes Do That Piss Cyclists Off.

October 20th, 2014

Part of being a triathlete is being a cyclist, and part of being a cyclist is making fun of triathletes. This strange relationship is one that I have gotten to carefully observe over the years. Many of my friends are strictly cyclists, and many are strictly triathletes. The only thing they have in common is that they ride bikes. Triathletes try to be the master of three sports, and I get it, that is annoying. We are like that girl you went to high school with who was the president of the student government, captain of the basketball team, and voted homecoming queen. Here is a list of 10 things... Read More

“Oh you do triathlon, have you done the one in Hawaii?”

October 7th, 2014

I am well aware that most people don’t really know what triathlon is. I would say 80% of people only know that it has something to do with biking, swimming, and running. Out of these people maybe half know that there is a race in Hawaii and that it is really hard. Because of this it should be no surprise for a triathlete when talking to someone and they say something like “Oh you do triathlon, have you done the one in Hawaii?”. Personally I enjoy explaining that not all triathlons are Ironman distance, and that there are lots of races that aren’t in Kona, Hawaii. For all of you reading... Read More

Boulder Hosts Its Inaugural Ironman.

August 4th, 2014

Yesterday, Boulder hosted its inaugural Ironman triathlon! Usually a host for the Half Ironman, the endurance capital of the world finally welcomed an official Ironman competition to the city. An inspiring and challenging triathlon in its own right, the Boulder community came together to cheer on nearly 3000 professional and non-professional athletes well into the night. Starting at the Boulder reservoir and finishing at 13th and Pearl, hard working athletes crosses the finish line after over 12 hours and 140.6 miles of work. Celebrated and cheered on by friends, family, and the community, it... Read More

In Honor of Sunday’s Ironman Triathlon, We’re Giving Away a FREE Boulder Running Company Gift Certificate

August 1st, 2014

For today’s Pay-it-Forward Friday, we’re giving away a $30 Boulder Running Company gift certificate to help you gear up for the Ironman triathlon. This is no typical triathlon, however. If you haven’t already heard, Ironman is hosting the world’s largest ever triathlon in Boulder on this coming Sunday. So essentially, if you’re volunteering or racing in this competition, then now is a great time to go to Boulder Running Company and get some new athletic gear! Even if you’re not participating in the race, wouldn’t you love to get a new pair of socks... Read More

Be a Part of History: Boulder is Hosting the World’s Largest Triathlon EVER

July 30th, 2014

Boulder is about to make history with Ironman Boulder: the world’s largest triathlon. How large is this triathlon, you ask? Well, let’s look at the numbers: -There are more than 3,000 athletes competing in the triathlon, exceeding the number of athletes who competed at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympics (2,873). -It’s a 140.6 mile race, which is considerably longer than the distance from Boulder to Aspen (99 miles). -There are also more than 3,000 volunteers, which is roughly 3% of Boulder’s population. -There will be 15,000 feet of fencing which, if measured vertically,... Read More

Introducing Boulderthropic – an investigation into generosity

June 10th, 2014

Hello Boulder! I am so excited to become a part of the team at About Boulder™. After meeting with Scott Armstrong, founder of our company, it was obvious that we shared a passion for encouraging people to give back to their communities. Towards that end I have joined the team as the Director of Giving. My first task is the creation of this blog, which I am calling: Boulderthropic. In this column I will set out to discover how local individuals, groups, companies and organizations are contributing to the wellbeing their fellow citizens, restoring the environment, contributing to the mind trust,... Read More