Photo of the Week: And the Winner Is …

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photo of the weekWelcome to the first Photo of the Week for Complete Running. This week’s choice fittingly goes to the first place winner of the HSBC Calgary Marathon on July 9th 2006. Look at him fly and he’s wearing the perfect hat for an event in CowTown during Stampede week.

 2006 HSBC Calgary Marathon Winner

Jason Loutitt finished in first place well ahead of the next runner by over 10 minutes. The times of the top two runners are noted below.

Name Place Place Div ChipTime Pace/Km
Jason Loutitt, Banff AB 1/506 1/69 M30-34 2:34:57.7 3:41
Ryan Day 2/506 1/23 M20-24 2:45:28.7 3:56

It seems Jason comes from a background of great runners. Jason tells a story of his great grandfather living in Athabaska, Alberta in 1905. The town was in danger of flooding and notice had to be sent to Edmonton. A rider on horseback and Jason’s great grandfather on foot were sent. The rider took 17 hours, Jason’s great grandfather took 16 hours.

Photo reprinted with permission from Todd Ginther. Thanks Todd! You can find more of Todd’s photos at Flicker

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. Complete Running Network is now online! « Run to Win » on August 21st at 6:40 am

    […] When I first looked at their home page, I found it very humorous. Why? It is a nice, slick design. It does not seem overly funny (other than a guy in a cowboy hat with his tongue out finishing up his race), and seems quite serious in content. No, the reason that I found it funny is that the first picture you see when you go there is of a starting line, and a bunch of my Dirigo teammates are leading the way off of it. I also recognize a couple of the other local runners, such as the son of one of my former teammates at Run to Win. My wife and I could not figure out which race it was from, though; I was not in it, and one of the women only started wearing that race uniform this summer, so it really narrows down the choices. But I still could not figure it out. […]

  2. Fat Loss Blogger on April 14th at 6:24 pm

    Ha, great photo…

    Doin’ it in style for sure!