A weekend to celebrate

Not a weekend goes by that our Suunto athletes aren’t out swimming, biking or running their way to podiums or PR’s, and Memorial Day was no exception.

One of our favorite races in the US is the Bolder Boulder 10k. It’s a great way to reflect on how grateful we all our to be able to get out and run whenever we want. So, thank you to all who served and continue to serve to allow us to do what we love.

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We had a few team athletes run into the stadium at the University of Colorado including Beth Risdon, pictured here with her husband, as well as our good friend and Suunto Factory athlete, Mike Wien. Mike definitely wins for the best dressed out there.

Speaking of Mike - we loved this photo he shared from Chattanooga 70.3 last weekend we just had to share it. Mike is one of the most passionate and driven athletes we’ve come across. It wasn’t too long ago Mike was camped out in a bark-a-lounger healing from a broken hip. Fast forward and see his grit come out in this image while he captured 1st place in his age group and punched another 70.3 world championship ticket!

Mike Wien with an emotional finish at Chattanooga 70.3

Mike Wien with an emotional finish at Chattanooga 70.3

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A few of our Suunto athletes did the double whammy in Texas this weekend. What’s the double whammy? Well, it’s when you work the Suunto booth at the race expo, and then go race! Seems to have worked for Trista Francis who is seen crushing it in the booth as well as on the course. Nice work Trista!! Thanks also to Brandi Swicegood who helped out at the Suunto booth, but didn’t have the day she had hoped for on course, and Factory Team athlete Josh Walker, of Austin.

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Roger Thompson literally peeled back a few layers of logistical errors and personal struggles to just get to the start of the Onion Man triathlon in Walla Walla, WA. Once he was there, it was all over for the rest of the field. His race best bike split propelled him to the overall win and justification for all those hotel no-show charges he incurred along the way.

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This story is just awe inspiring. We all know Denise Sauriol by now. Author, coach, marathon whisperer, and downright awesome person. Denise has been in the Nepal region for nearly two weeks now, inching her way to Mt Everest base camp in her quest to run the highest marathon in the world, the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon.

On May 29th, Denise will start at the base camp of Mt Everest at the famous Khumbu Ice fall and will finish 26.2 miles later at Namche Bazar, trekking and navigating treacherous trails at a gasping elevation of 17,999 feet above sea level and finishing at 11,000’.

Enjoy a couple images that Denise has shared from her journey. We’re all rooting for you Denise!!

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