Monday, February 23, 2009

Mountain runner Matt Carpenter featured in New York Times

Mountain running phenom Matt Carpenter (Manitou Springs, CO) is featured today in an article in the New York Times.  Matt was a member of the Teva US Mountain Running Team in 2000 and most recently has dominated several domestic races including the Pikes Peak Ascent, The Teva Mountain Games and the North Face 50 Mile Championship.

From the New York Times:
"MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — The course follows old Ute tribe trails 20 miles up, down and around Pikes Peak, a narrow, gravelly passage rising 7,815 feet to crest 14,110 feet above sea level. Tourists with respiratory ailments are cautioned against making such an ascent, even by car. Motorists on nearby roads are advised to employ manual transmission. Promotional materials for the summit warn of altitude sickness, lightning, hypothermia, rattlesnakes and wild animals carrying bubonic plague.  Matt Carpenter expected to run it in about three hours."
The complete article can be found at

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