Kevin and his Wife D’Ann participated in a full marathon along with D’Ann’s sister Dawn Gartrell. This event Started out at about 6,000ft in the Poudre Canyon and ended in Old Town Fort Collins. This event was also a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. In order to participate, you must first qualify by completing a Boston-qualifying marathon under a certain amount of time. The Colorado Marathon is one of the best marathons to qualify for the Boston Marathon because of the downhill course. The gradual decline in elevation gives runners a fast advantage that not many other Boston qualifier races provide. In fact, each year the Colorado Marathon qualifies 16-18 percent of all participants.
Just so we are clear…… a marathon is defined as: A long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km).
Although Kevin’s wife D’Ann has run in one other marathon, this was the first for Kevin and Dawn
All three finished very well with no issues. This is a great achievement and we hope you will join us in congratulating Kevin for completing this event!