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Andy Ames
Events:  Mountain running (preferably uphill)
Height:  59
Weight:  135 lb
Born: 1/10/63
Current Residence: Boulder, CO

Career Highlights

  • 2004 USATF Masters Mountain Runner of the Year
  • Member of the 2004 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team, placing 47th in the World Mountain Running Trophy in Sauze dOulx, Italy
  • Placed 6th in the 2004 Masters Mountain Running World Championships. Masters Trail Running National Champion in Sauze dOulx, Italy
  • 2004 Teva Spring Runoff (Vail, Colorado) 5th overall
  • 2004 Masters Mountain Running National Champion. Mount Washington Hill Climb, 6th overall
  • 1998 USA Skyrunning Vertical Kilometer Champion, runnerup in 1999, 2000
  • USA Skyrunning Marathon runnerup 1998
  • Traditional top finisher in Mount Washington Hill Climb (New Hampshire), 6th in 1995 and 2004, 7th in 1996
  • Vail Hill Climb (Vail, Colorado), 1st in 1995 and 1998, 2nd in 1994, 3rd in 1997 and 1999, 4th in 2000
  • Pikes Peak Ascent (Manitou Springs, Colorado), 2nd in 1994, 4th in 1995, 5th in 1998
  • Breckenridge Crest Marathon (Breckenridge, Colorado), 2nd in 1995 and 1997
  • 1995 Kokopeli Supermarathon (100-mile stage race over 5 days), 1st place overall

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Often injured, I am most proud of my persistence and longevity. I try to make every race a memorable one.

Why I run: I love to run. Running allows me to push myself and keep fit and explore my environment. Every run I cant wait to find out what I will see and experience. I am very fortunate to have miles of trails just a couple blocks from my home.

Future goals: Keep running and competing in search of the perfect race.

Favorite quote: The line is so thin between dreams and reality. - Brandi Chastain after the U.S. Womens World Cup soccer championship.

Additional comments: I concentrated on duathon (run/bike) events from 1999-2002. In 2000 I was named U.S. Duathlete of the Year and was ranked number #1 for 2001. Placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in World Championships (age group). My first love was racing bicycles. I started running seriously as a walk-on for the University of Colorado. Employed since 1989 as the buyer at Excel Sports Boulder (bicycle mail order). I am married to Rachel and we have 2 dogs.



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