Fight Corruption, Invest Local

Last night the world was made aware that FIFA officials were arrested over corruption charges. It is nearly impossible to ignore corruption in today’s world because it often affects our trusted brands, businesses, and governing bodies. When a person or institution begins to make decisions based purely on monetary gain, they start to do business for the wrong reasons.
Big business and governing bodies may seem like they are invincible, but they are not. While we, as individuals, cannot control what the “big” people do, we can choose to do the right things for ourselves! It is time to stop pretending to be weak and take our power back! You can do your part by investing locally.
-If you do not like the way your food is grown, buy local.
-It is Obama’s fault that… Fix it in your local government (if possible).
-Sports are corrupt… You can influence sports at all levels by investing in your local teams (DTC).
-Wages are too low… Start a business and pay fair wages or invest/shop at local businesses that have the same beliefs.
Fix your problems at home (locally) first and the decisions that the “big” people make won’t matter as much.

Colfax Marathon

13603076The DTC had an impressive showing at the Colfax Marathon last weekend! Simmons finished the Marathon in 2nd overall and was the first American to finish the race (2:44)! Arellano scored an age group win and was 4th overall in the women’s half-marathon (1:26)! DTC’s relay members put down some serious track speed during the Marathon Relay–way to go team!


Weekend Recap


Cherry Creek Sneak:
Congrats to coach Simmons on placing 3rd overall in the 10 Miler! Simmons clocked in a blazing fast 58:25!

CSU Jack Christiansen Invitational:
800m: Shawn Lindbom took the overall win in 1:52 and Carl Arnold took a top 10 finish in 2:00!
1500m: Kenny Rennick placed in 15th (4:12) in the mens division while Ruth Waller placed 8th (5:02) in a stacked women’s race!
400mh: Ruth Waller qualified for USATF Club Nationals with a 1:09 in the women’s division!
4×400: Lindbom, Rennick, Arnold, and Sanders took 5th overall in the men’s with a 3:30!

Great work DTC! Our next stop will be at Colorado Mines on May 10th, come out and support your favorite track team!


36th Sun Angel Classic and 2015 Colorado Invitational

Photo by John M. Quick (

36th Sun Angel Classic:
Tempe, Arizona–Last weekend the DTC made it’s first trip to the Arizona desert for some elite competition. Alongside our DTC members were a few familiar Colorado athletes Joe Morris, Jeremy Dodson, Lacey Henderson, Anthony Mallory, as well as many other elite runners!

Shawn Lindbom and Carl Arnold took to the 800m. Lindbom scored a 6th place finish in the premiere 800m with a time of 1:50:86! Arnold finished 6th in section 2 with 2:00:36.
Mesfin Ferede raced his favorite event at this meet and established a new PR of 3:55:20, which is 9 seconds faster than his previous season best! Carl Arnold ran a double at this meet clocking in at 4:04:15! Ferede and Arnold finished in 10th and 14th places respectively.

Outstanding work Men!

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2015 Colorado Invitational
Boulder Colo–The team raced two meets last weekend, while the AZ crew were clocking fast times in the desert, other members held things down at home CU Boulder.

High Jump:
Kyetiil Vicenti competed in her first HJ event of the year clearing 1.52m (4’11”) which was good for 10th overall!
Kenny Rennick took five seconds off of his 1500m SB with a 4:11:12. Colorado Mines’  Harry Krantz was determined to take him out with a strong kick at the end of the race but Rennick was able to hold him off in a strong finish.
Ben Carlson ran an aggressive 400m attacking the first 300m at an all-out pace! Although the second place runner was closing on him, Carlson hung on for the heat win with a 51.73!
Badger ran 11.63 in the 100m with a 2.4 m/s headwind.
Ruth Waller is shaping up! She improved her SB clocking in at 2:20 in the 800!
Badger ran a 23.56 in the 200m.
With a change in Lacey Davis’ work schedule Chris Christoff randomly stepped in to lend our team some help despite running 25 miles over the previous two days. The DTC relay team finished in 7th place with a 3:33.

Why Do Runners Run?

We have all heard the, “Run Forest run” and the, “I don’t run unless I am being chased” jokes that poke fun at runners’ seemingly unexplainable need to run. Different people run for different reasons, so let’s break down a few of them.

I run to be the fastest:
This is the type of person that was the fastest runner in your P.E. class. It didn’t matter if they were running the 100 yard dash or the mile, this person never lost a race. Chances are, that as an adult, this person is still searching for the ultimate challenge.

I run to go the furthest:
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This is the person at your office that goes out for “runch” during lunch breaks at work. There is no such thing as a bad time to squeeze in a few miles. Inclement weather and extreme temperatures both fear this runner.

I run for fun:
This runner can often be found crushing races, as long as there is plenty of beer and a good social atmosphere. This person cannot be found if these elements aren’t present.

I run from addiction:
Running literally saved this person’s life.

I run for the adventure:
IMG_2194 Every new day is an opportunity for a new adventure for this runner.

I run to fight depression:
This is the type of person that will not go down without a fight.

No matter what situation motivates a person to run, it is a physical means of becoming a better version of yourself–one step at a time. When you focus on becoming the best version of yourself, nothing or no one can truly disappoint you because, at the end of the day, you are making progress! Always win, never take losses, keep going!