On Saturday night, as many of you were sleeping...or (responsibly) Saturday nighting...there were a few members of Newton Nation who were taking care of business at 14,000 feet.
This is Leadville:
Newton's Accountant Monica made it 76 of the 100 miles last year before her lungs broke (medical term). Her 2014 DNF fueled her fire for the last 365 days, and on Sunday morning, she finished her first 100 miler.
What started as a bet in a bar three years ago between Newton's VP Stephen Gartside, and Newton's Director of Sales Tom Curran, came to fruition last Sunday when Tom finished the Leadman series. In two months, Tom did a trail marathon, 50 mile Mountain Bike, 50 mile run, 100 mile MTB, 100 mile run.
Newton's Event Manager Don Reichelt and Todd Grant also completed Leadman this summer
Newton Team Elite Runner Kara Henry and Newtonite Sabina Parigian demolished the course, turning mountains into molehills. Kara was second overall and finished under 20 hours, and Sabina placed fourth in her first 100 miler.
The rest of the best and the best of the rest:
Newton's Director of HR, Ashley, PRed at the Santa Rosa Marathon
Newton employee James Capparell was the overall winner at Challenge Poconos
Georgia Ambassador Sara Maltby won the Armadillo Broil 25k
And the Boulder based Newton employees upheld the annual tradition of running in the Pearl Street Mile (which is basically like running the Leadville 100).