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Pro cycling in Colo. Springs an unsure bet

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Colorado Springs is a mecca for cyclists but no one has stepped forward to lead the city’s bid to host a leg of the Quiznos Pro Challenge, an international cycling race set for next year. The city’s tourism bureau cannot assume that leadership role under the organizers’ rules. Without such leadership, the Springs could see… Continue Reading Pro cycling in Colo. Springs an unsure bet

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FOUNTAIN — The owners of Pikes Peak International Raceway are all about speed — but they don’t want to crash and burn. John Molloy, Guy Kathe and Bob Brockway bought the raceway under a yellow flag, just as the downturn was taking hold. But today, two years after buying the track, they say they’re gaining… Continue Reading Shifting into higher gear at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway

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44 local runners compete in Boston Marathon

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Forty-four Colorado Springs residents were among the thousands who competed in today’s running of the Boston marathon, including 1985 women’s champion Lisa Larsen Rainsberger. Springs entrants, equally divided among women and men, ranged in age from 28 to 66. Rainsberger, 48, was the last American woman to win at Boston. She was the official starter… Continue Reading 44 local runners compete in Boston Marathon

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Cycling industry growing in the Springs

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While the economy struggles to get back on track, the Springs’ cycling industry is on the ascent. The city’s bike shops are busy, seasonal hiring is about to kick into high gear and membership in the sports’ Olympic governing body, USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, is on the rise. On the horizon: a 6,000-square-foot conference… Continue Reading Cycling industry growing in the Springs

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The top wakeboarders in the world are coming to Prospect Lake this summer. Prospect Lake? Yep. On July 23 and 24, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be in Colorado Springs – the fourth event in a five-stop series points race for the Pro Tour title. Wakeboarding is a rail-sliding, water-sport. Riders compete in a series of rounds, performing… Continue Reading Pro wakeboarding coming to the Springs

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The Sports Business Journal reported today that the United States Olympic Committee will close its international relations office in Southern California and relocate the five-person office to Colorado Springs. The publication quoted USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, who said that In order for the USOC to operate effectively, it needs to be more integrated on… Continue Reading USOC international relations office moving to Springs

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Don’t let the suits fool you

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Mountaineers usually take four weeks to summit 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, including travel time. Flying to Alaska, acclimating, climbing to high camp, waiting for a weather window, summiting, descending and flying in a tiny plane back to Anchorage – it all takes plenty of time. But Chris Blees, CEO of BiggsKofford P.C., isn’t your average mountaineer… Continue Reading Don’t let the suits fool you

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