Friday, December 21, 2012

Keeping the Passion Alive

Pablo Vigil may be called the greatest mountain runner in the world.  He is the only man to have won four straight 32-kilometer Sierre-Zinal Mountain race titles (1979-82), setting a race record that lasted for a decade. He also won the Cleveland Marathon three times and competed in three U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (1980, 1984 & 1988) and was a member of the United States World Cross Country Championship Team in 1978 and the World Mountain Running Championship Team in 1980. He also boasts a 1989 win in the Super Marathon de Hoggar, a 100-mile stage race in Tamanrasset,Algeria and was a National 25K Masters Champion in the Old Kent River Run in 1995. Now 60 years old, Vigil continues to run cross country and mountain races around the world. He lives in Loveland and teaches literacy in both English and Spanish at Harris Bilingual Elementary School. <<< more >>>
Check out the recent Solomon video; it is very cool!!! Solomon, made this great mini-doc about featuring Pablo Vigil and Kilian.  It really captures the spirit of trail running and being out there.  It is a completely different mindset than road running.  Just watch it!


Anonymous said...

yew gawta be kidding! NO comments yet? I am writing a remembrance of Dr. Hugh Richards and Pablo ("charlie" to those of us who knew him 'when') is a character in the upcoming story.
I am querying this and other sites to figure out if he won state high school crossCountry in '71 ... or '70?

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