I was privileged to interview Colleen de Reuck on a rainy Boulder morning, a week after she’d placed first in her 50-54 age group at the Kona Ironman, which included a 3:19:09 marathon during the hottest part of a very hot day.
I immediately recognized the slight runner with her hair pulled back in a tight ponytail, reminiscent of photos of her determined stride to first place finishes. Colleen was in recovery mode, her entire body fatigued from her recent Herculean effort; yet she didn’t look like she’d competed for over 10 hours only a week before. She’s the consummate professional.
Colleen is gracious and humble. The day after her success at Kona, Deena Kastor broke Colleen’s almost ten-year-old US masters marathon record at the Chicago Marathon. When I asked her about it she simply said, “Records are made to be broken.” Read more >>