Editor's Note: Paul Shippey and Paul Mandel are currently running stage 2 of the epic TransRockies running adventure, which traverses the Rocky Mountains from August 22- 27.
It was a spectacular morning in Buena Vista Colorado as the two Paul's who make up Team EverymanTri.com set out on the running adventure of a lifetime. They were joined by almost 300 other athletes who started the day as part of either the 3 or 6 day epic adventure run across the Rockies.
Stage 1 of the 2010 GORE-TEX® TransRockies race covered 20.8 miles and climbed 2,721 feet of elevation gain.
When the day's racing was all over the two Paul's were in tenth place having finished in just over 4-hours and 20-minutes.
Check out the video below as they, along with racers for 17 to 75-years-old start the race that will finish in Beaver Creek on Friday.
Click HERE for complete stage 1 race results.
Click HERE for a recap of the day's racing.