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Michael Persak


Runners participate in the Great Inflatable Race as part of the Rocky Mountain State Games at Memorial Park on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
People enjoy the 77th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo matinee at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
White Sox Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black, left, takes the ball from starting pitcher Kyle Freeland, right, as he is pulled from the mound after his no-hit bid was spoiled by a single off the bat of Chicago White Sox' Melky Cabrera in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 10-0. Rockies catcher Ryan Hanigan, center, looks on. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Summer Roundup
Summer Roundup Trail Run winner Ben Payne gives a kiss to his wife, Erin Payne while she carries their six day old son, Palmer Payne on Sunday, July 9, 2017. This was the second race in the Triple Crown of Running. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K
Hundreds of runners tried to dodge rain puddles and mud as they made their way through a soggy train in Bear Creak Regional Park for the Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K on Sunday, July 5, 2009. The race is the second leg of the Triple Crown of Running. The Gazette, Bryan Oller
Torrie Brodish (right) laughs after colliding with Hannah Burgess during the 5A CSML All-Star girls' soccer game Saturday, July 8, 2017, at D20 Stadium. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
girls soccer
Doherty's Mykiaa Minniss controls the ball during the first half of a game against Rampart on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Doherty won the game 2-0. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
hill climb
Peter Cunningham crosses the finish line as Dewey Benson waves the flag at the top of Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak Open division. It was practice/qualifying day at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2, Pikes Peak Open and Exhibition cars were racing up the upper section to the top of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
When Laure Many's teammate, and two-time winner of the Hill Climb, Romain Dumas invited her to join him in Colorado Springs, Many admits thinking, "It's too hard for me." (Via Roman Dumas driving team)