Interview With Pikes Peak Marathon Champion Brittany Charboneau
The first time I met Brittany Charboneau was in the summer of 2019 at a Peak Performance Running practice for youth athletes in Golden (Colorado). Both Charboneau and I were helping with the practice and we ended up having a conversation about trail running. She didn’t know much about the sport, but picked my brain to see what it was all about and seemed excited to give it a try someday.
Fast forward one year: Charboneau surprises the trail running world by winning one of the most competitive trail races of the year, the 2020 Pikes Peak Marathon. Although not yet a common name in trail running circles, Charboneau has been making a name for herself over the years as a road runner. She recently placed 13th at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials with a blistering fast time on 2:33:14, on a challenging course no less.
For this article, I spoke with Charboneau about her experience racing the Pikes Peak Marathon, her transition to the trails, and plans for the future.<.... Continue Reading at Trail Runner - ATRA