Marathon

Durango’s Laura Thweatt withdraws from world championships

Laura Thweatt pulled out of the IAAF World Championships on Wednesday. Thweatt, 28, was named to the USA Track & Field marathon team for the world championships May 11. Less than a month later, a...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Capt. Jeff Kuss to be remembered in marathon

Iowa resident Daniel Hagerty decided years ago to dedicate his marathons to paying it forward, and at the upcoming Pensacola (Florida) Marathon, he will run in memory of Durango native Marine Capt....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christian Gering is quickest to finish line in Thirsty 13

Before rain came, it was a perfect day of beer drinking and running for the third annual Thirsty 13 Half Marathon, as Christian Gering pulled away from the rest of the pack to win the event....

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon; Colorado runner top female finisher

BOSTON – Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marathon bombing survivors will run using prosthetic legs

BOSTON – Adrianne Haslet heard all the talk about taking back Boylston Street in the years after the Boston Marathon bombings. Her mind was 26.2 miles away. After losing her left leg in the 2013...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Boston Marathon celebrates 50 years of women athletes

BOSTON – When Joan Benoit Samuelson was in high school in the 1970s, the longest distance she was allowed to run was a half-mile. “It was thought that running would do us bodily harm, and we would...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Six Durangoans set for Boston Marathon

Six runners from Durango will depart the Hopkington start line for the run of a lifetime Monday. When the 120th running of the Boston Marathon begins, Durango will be well represented by Veronica...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Sports

Inaugural Durango Half Marathon set for July 2

Fast feet and fireworks will headline Fourth of July weekend in Durango. The inaugural Durango Half Marathon will be held July 2. More than 500 runners and walkers are expected to attend the event,...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Time to register for the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon

Lovers of craft beer and running rejoice, and add the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon to this year’s race schedule. Registration for this year’s Thirsty 13 will open April 1, with the race scheduled for...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Former Durangoan Laura Thweatt a running sensation after NYC Marathon

A Durango-bred runner is on her way to making a mark in the elite ranks of U.S. running. After placing seventh overall and first among women from the United States, 2007 Durango High School...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango local, Thweatt, top U.S. woman in NYC Marathon

NEW YORK – Durango local and marathon runner Laura Thweatt showed the world she’s one of the best runners in the world Sunday in the New York City Marathon by finishing with a time of 2 hours, 28...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports