BOULDER, Colo. – This year’s BolderBOULDER and the Memorial Day Tribute that follows are expected to be one of the biggest and boldest ever.
“It’s an honor to be part of the pro field this year,” elite runner Ian Butler told Denver7’s Katie LaSalle. “I hope everything goes pretty well and things are fun in Boulder.”
Ian is hoping all the miles of training he has put in leads to a top three finish on race day. While he’s proof that hard work and dedication can pay off for a professional runner, he knows a lot of the advice he’s been given can pay-off for less experienced runners in Boulder.
“Listen to your body. You always have to be positive with yourself,” he said. “That’s the important thing. How many people are on the line and how many people didn’t make it to the line? If you were one of them who made it to the line, you’re already achieving something.”
Ian says you need to take it easy on body, know your pace, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Boulder.
“Just enjoy it and live in the moment and spirit they put on here because I think that’s really what the race was created to do. To bring people together in this active community in Colorado and in the United States,” he added.