Sharon McDowell-Larsen

photo 2Name: Sharon McDowell-Larsen

Location: Colorado Springs, Co.

Hometown: South Africa & Canada

Career: 25 years

Favorite Place to Run: Garden of the Gods & any mountain trail

Funniest Running Story:  This didn’t happen during a run, but after a tri race. My friend and I who had both won our age groups were a bit cocky. We got our awards, headed to the car and drove through the Start/Finish, in front of the awards ceremony. We forgot the bikes were on top of the car. Driving under the start/finish banner it hooked on the bike rack on top of the car and proceeded to rip the rack off the top of the car. The awards ceremony came to a halt as I slunk down in my car.

Favorite Race: Any mountain trail race!

Quote: The will to win means nothing without train

2014 Goal(s):  Finish the Leadville 100, Run R to R to R, have fun at local trail races

Why be a part of VRB team: It’s a cool store, help promote a local business that serves my favorite sport, have people to run with when in Breck and learn new trails.