This past week there was one other unfortunate tragedy that many of you may not be aware of, but it hits very close to home in the Colorado distance running community. Former Adams State Runner, 2 time Olympian and 8 time US XC champion Pat Porter form Evergreen, Colorado passed away this week after his plane went down in Arizona. His teenage son and his sons friend also perished in the crash. In the sport of distance running no one ever did it better in the United States than Pat. But in times like this it is important to look back on someones life to see the things worth celebrating. If you don't know much about Pat Porter check out the article below from a 1986 article that was published in Sports Illustrated. No one ever did it better than Pat!
Running on a Rocky Mountain High: Colorado's Pat Porter, U.S. Cross Country Champion since 1982, is an athlete truly in his element by Kenny Moore (click)
July 30th to August 5th
Mon: MVHS Track 7 a.m.
Tue: East/West Trail Head (Griggs Rd) 7 a.m.
South Platte Park Reservoir (Jr/Sr's) 6:30 p.m.
Wed: Redstone Park 7:00 a.m.
Thur: MVHS Track 7 a.m.
Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park (JR/SR boys) 6:30 p.m.
Fri: Waterton Canyon 7:00 a.m.
Team Breakfast at Waterton after the run. Food will be provided by the
Sat: Run on your own, or with a teammate (follow mileage schedule)
Sun: Optional Run