In less than six weeks Paul Shippey and Lori Lyons of Team EverymanTri.com will line up for the 2012 GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run. This will be their second attempt as teammates to complete this gruelling 120 mile race over the top of the Rockies. In 2011 the team failed in its quest to finish the race when team leader Shippey was forced to retire on Stage 3 with torn ligaments in his foot and ankle.
For 2012 the teammates are fired up to complete unfinished business thanks to sponsors GORE-TEX. This will be Shippey's third start and Lyon's second, so they are very familiar with the course and the format of the event.
"The GORE-TEX TransRockies Run requires enormous commitment and energy, its also an amazing week-long run fest with some of the world's finest trail runners. The energy and spirit is incredible. The sense of camraderie is what really motivates me to return for a third attempt. I want to say a huge thanks to GORE-TEX and EveryManTri.com for supporting our team for a third straight year," said Shippey.
The race represents the close equivalent of doing a high-altitude trail marathon every day for six days straight. Physical endurance, mental (and intestinal) fortitude, recovery, terrain, altitude and climate adaptability will be fully tested.