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Dragin' butt on Pikes Peak
City: Green Mountain Falls State: CO
Favorite Shoe: New Balance Size: 11
Age: 59.5 years old
Marital Status: Married to Dani Hainds
Wife Dani, three daughters - Chandra living in Calgary, AB, Christa in Veterinary School at U of Minnesota, Katelyn at Metro State in Denver, and Mia, our running partner (Australian shepherd).
What I do for work:
I sell skis and patio furniture at Christy Sports.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Minnesota - cold and flat, Alaska - VERY cold but not so flat, Colorado - the perfect combination of mountains and climate.
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running as a youngster in Minnesota to get in shape for my primary sport - ski racing.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
11 Pikes Peak Marathons &/or Ascents
What I like about trail/mountain running:
The challenge of varied terrain, the scenery, the solitude and the downhills (watch out for that root!)
Favorite running trail and why:
They're all great - still searching for my favorite
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
BTMR - super organization, a good fund raiser for local cross country teams.
Best running experience:
Pikes Peak Marathon 1994 - 5:02(my PR)
Worst running experience:
Pikes Peak Marathon 2001 - DNF
Neatest thing found on a run:
2 newborn fawns - still wet from the birth - near the Garden of Eden meadow on Catamount Trail.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I'm an NCAA Champion in skiing (Univ of Colorado, 1979)
Other hobbies and interests:
Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Page last modified: 1/6/2011