Our sport got a bit of ink in several publications at the national and state level recently.
First and foremost was a great piece in the May issue of Running Times (Matt Tegenkamp is on the cover). The last page is an arthicle by Rachel Toor. She lived in Missoula several years ago; and, she clearly has some fond memories of her time there. Several months ago one of here articles mentioned Missoula and the group of guys she ran with. But, this month she devotes her entire column is devoted to Missoula and the Missoula Marathon specifically. Montana athletes Anders Brooker (and his store The Runner's Edge), Jennifer Boyer, Courtney Babcock (Mountain West Track Club), Dave Norman and Jeff Bookwalter all got ink.
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In the same RT issue, there is an article about marathon finishers by City throughout the US. One of the big shocks was the fact that Billings is listed as the 9th fastest average marathon finisher time (average time of 4:12:35). Pretty cool.
In the April issue of Trail Runner mag, there's an advertisement for Team Inov-8 2008. Listed right there on the Trail Racing Team is our very own Dewey Peacock. Go Dewey, It's Your Birthday. Uh-huh, Uh-huh.
Finally, saw today in the Missoulian that the University of Great Falls signed Shane Donaldson of Thompson Falls to their XC anc track team. Congrats to Shane. Great to see another Montana athlete being able to stay in state and continue to run in the sport.
See you on the roads, tracks and trails.