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Colorado Collegiate Athletes Dominate the Pumpkinman Tri


NEW! 303Triathlon is proud to introduce Collegiate coverage, overseeing the complex world of college level triathlon. Staff members, contributors and field reporters will be introduced soon. Here is our first race report from CU Triathlon Team member Riccardo ("Ricky") Esclapon, who participated in the Pumpkinman Triathlon near Las Vegas last weekend:

Colorado male athletes dominated the Olympic distance at the pre-Halloween Pumpkinman Triathlon near Las Vegas October 25. Coming in first out of 416 finishers was CU Boulder freshman Cole Bunn, followed closely by 2013 Collegiate National Champion Rodolphe Von Berg, also a CU Boulder student, currently in his off season...

Tri Hearter: Taking a Knee for Fallen Cyclists


This past week brought several devastating cycling accidents - one that rendered the cyclist with life-threatening injuries, as Bill Plock discusses in this week's Tri Hearter installment. The second accident was a hit and run near Wonderland Lake in North Boulder.

A 56-year-old Boulder cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Wednesday evening, and authorities still have no leads on a suspect.
Bill Cox, 56, was biking alone on Linden Avenue near Wonderland Lake around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he said he was hit from behind by a vehicle.
"All he remembers is hearing acceleration and pulling over as far as he could," said Cox's wife, Linda. "It looks like someone side-swiped him."

Read the full story here.

Daily Camera Highlights Kona Athletes from Boulder, Broomfield



Photo: Dana Willett, 303Triathlon

This week the Boulder Daily Camera featured local residents who qualified for and raced the Ironman World Championships in Kona, including pros Mirinda Carfrae, Ben Hoffman, Rachel Joyce, Tim O'Donnell, and Justin Daerr, and age groupers Ida Jonsen and Kenny Withrow. Ironman race director Dave Christen is also featured.

(Many, many other Boulder area athletes also raced Kona who were not mentioned in the article - check out this list of all the Colorado athletes along with home towns, as well as our full coverage of Colorado athletes in Kona.)

A 56-year-old Broomfield mother of three tackled her first 140.6-mile triathlon last weekend at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. . .


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