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Mt. Evans Hill Climb

NITA’s Associate Director of Operations, Wendy Velez finished the Mt. Evans Ascent on Saturday, June 16th.  The Mt. Evans Ascent is America’s Highest Road Race.  This race has an amazing history dating back to the 1970’s.  Wendy showed her dedication to finishing a tough race during the final mile at 14,000 feet.  Her training paid off and she finished strong.  Great job Wendy!

Boulder Sprint Triathlon

Rachel Gussin, the Publications Assistant at NITA, recently competed in one of Boulder’s most iconic races, the 5430 Sprint Triathlon. The first installment in the Boulder Tri Series, this race takes participants through a .5 mile swim, a 17.2 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. Seasoned athletes and newcomers alike come out for the event, and this year over 1,100 people participated in the event.

Bike to Work Day

June 27th was Boulder’s Bike to Work Day, and NITA participated in full force. Despite the smoke from some local fires and high temperatures, many NITA staff members were still able to bike in to the office. A celebratory breakfast awaited the hungry riders, as well as those who couldn’t ride but participated in spirit.

Dead Dog Classic Stage Race

Travis Caldwell, the Online Marketing Specialist competed in the Dead Dog Classic Stage Race June 23rd and 24th which is a two-day and 3 stage bike race held in Laramie, WY. The three stages combine for more approximately 120mi of racing and over 7,000 feet of climbing. This years racer’s survived temperatures pushing 100 degree’s and winds up to 35mph. Despite the conditions and lack of oxygen Travis finished all three stages and was able to help one of his teammate secure a 6th over all placing. Travis also managed to steel the cover shot of the local Laramie Boomerang paper on Saturday. Nice work Travis!

Photo Credit: Andy Carpenean / WyoSports photographer

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