It’s still fun in the sun for us at sports international! Our own backyard of Prescott, Arizona has seen some great outdoor sporting events in the last couple of weeks. Some great adventures were had and some fantastic results ensued. Who doesn’t love a good show, good weather, and soaking up some much needed sports culture?
The first event, The Whiskey Row Off-Road mountain biking competition, just wrapped up last week. This happening, lasting April 25th through the 27th, brought some great international competitors and stands to motivate many for the following year. Of course, the artists here at sportsinternational.com are also greatly inspired and are driven to continue producing amazing works of art in response to such great wins.
This year in particular the Off-Road brought a winner all the way from Switzerland in the men’s Pro Fat Tire Crit and Endurance XC. This would be rider Christoph Sauser with an astounding win of 2:58:35. What’s truly exhilarating is the women’s event winner for the same category. Out of all the international and national contestants, Prescott resident, Chloe Woodruff won with a close time of 3:37:14! Great to see a competitor really bring it home and to rise to such a monumental occasion!
In addition to the Off-Road competition, there was also the Whiskey Row Marathon weekend, May 4th. This also ended in an astounding outcome with two Prescott residents with the win. Les Stukenber, with the Daily Courier comments, “Eleven years to the day when two Prescott runners for the first time ever won the Whiskey Row Marathon, two won again on Saturday. Michael Versteeg was fastest among the male runners, and Stephanie Hearn finished first among all female full marathon runners.” A surprising win for Stephanie Hearn since the Whiskey Row was her first full marathon!
With such graceful and wonderful winners for the Prescott area, one can only be thankful to be a part of such a dynamic athletic community. Marathon winner Michael Versteeg, who trains on the many trails of Prescott soil, is quoted in the Daily Courier stating, “Prescott is one of the best places in the country for mountain-biking and trail running. The diversity is amazing.” With fantastic weather and clear air as well, Prescott truly seems like an ideal place for outdoor adventures.
Although we’re soon expecting some hot, hot heat to crash the party on some of our outdoor sporting time, we’re still enjoying what’s left of spring. Summertime is right around the corner and there is certainly fun to be had even during the warm months to come. Trail running, as Versteeg has so wonderfully displayed, is one of those sports that can easily be enjoyed all year around. Just make sure to go at proper times of the day and bring plenty of water!
Come check us out soon for additional sporting adventures and stories!