Position: Regional sports editor

Email: jlivingston@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4514

About: John Livingston is a native of Colorado who graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Before coming to Durango, he served as the sports editor at the Farmington Daily Times where he won awards for column writing and sports coverage. John joined the Durango Herald as a sports reporter in 2014. When he isn’t on the sports desk, John spends his time snowboarding, fishing, golfing, mountain biking or hiking mountains. Read More

Durango Herald Boys Underclassmen of the Year: Durango High’s Gage Mestas

It’s not often that a leader of a high school sports team is an underclassmen. That was the case for the Durango High School baseball team this spring. DHS sophomore Gage Mestas shined in his...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Quinn Simmons clobbers Juniors Three Days of Axel

Frustrated after his finish at the junior men’s race at Paris-Roubaix in the third event of his first trip to Europe this season, Durango’s Quinn Simmons returned home and hammered out another...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Ruth Holcomb is young, but she competes with the skill of a veteran and the speed of riders in their prime. The 16-year-old from Durango blew past the professional women’s mountain bike field...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stephan Davoust dominates Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Stephan Davoust said he had never stood on top of a podium at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in his hometown of Durango. That changed Sunday. The 24-year-old professional mountain biker has had a...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sarah Sturm wins women’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in landslide

SILVERTON – Sarah Sturm stood in Silverton after a second-place finish at last year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic professional women’s road race having ridden a borrowed road bike that she clipped...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Griffin Easter wins the 48th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

SILVERTON – Nobody knew when three breakaway riders had gotten away from the peloton halfway into the race. It wasn’t until a group of 10 chase riders could look up at Coal Bank Pass that they...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The early-bird riders of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

As the popularity of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has boomed over the last two decades, a new trend has emerged among citizen riders. Roughly 2,500 Citizen Tour participants make their annual...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pros picking Ned Overend

Perhaps the only racer who doesn’t think Ned Overend will win Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic professional men’s road race from Durango to Silverton is Overend himself. “I’m not that wound up...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Quinn Simmons sprints to Stage 1 win at Axel

Durango’s Quinn Simmons returned to Europe and immediately proved once more than he is one of the top junior road cyclists in the world. The 18-year-old showed it again at the opening stage of the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pro men eye chance for ‘something special’ at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

So much of Durango’s top talent is out of town that the 48th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic could be any rider’s race. Sepp Kuss, the 2017 champion and World Tour rider, is at the Giro d’Italia ....

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sturm takes on Skyhawks in Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Sarah Sturm made a point to return to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic professional women’s road race in 2019 after the IHBC committee answered a rallying cry from the cycling community. The mission...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Closed highway made the Iron Horse bike ride what it is today

Cyclists have been drawn to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for 48 years for the purpose of testing themselves either against other professional riders or against the mighty locomotive of the...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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