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Brent Briggeman

AFA Reporter

  • Hill Climb overhauls rules for spectators with safety in mind

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Fearful that higher speeds could lead to catastrophe, organizers of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have taken a proactive stance. New spectator regulations will be put into place this year that will limit viewing to six locations on the course. What was just a few...

  • Hill Climb veteran Paul Dallenbach welcomes rules changes

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Paul Dallenbach regained consciousness shortly after his car soared off the track and into the trees at 130 mph at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dazed, he first asked what had happened. Next, he asked, "Did I hit anybody?" Because of regulations put in place just...

  • Spectator from Colorado Springs recalls frantic, frightening experience in Boston Marathon

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Those are bombs, an authoritative voice shouted. And for perhaps the first time in human history, those words actually brought comfort. Until that announcement from a veteran well-versed in that area, Elaine Derbenwick, along with her daughter and granddaughters, was among the horde...

  • Memories of the Boston Marathon live on for Colorado Springs-area runners

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Boston Marathon memories that replay in Kerri Coady's mind never actually took place. Stopping to stretch when her muscles cramped, popping into a porta potty along the course, perhaps slowing to walk for a bit. She did none of those things, but if she had, Coady could have...

  • Area runners eager to race in support of Boston

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Mike Marty affectionately gazed back at the Boston Marathon finish line, thoroughly smitten. His fifth run through the city had been his favorite. The weather was a comfortable 50 degrees and he had blazed the course in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds, shaving 13 minutes off the...

  • Oral history: Area runners recall moments after Boston Marathon tragedy

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    It was at 2:49 p.m. EDT when two homemade bombs - separated by 14 seconds - killed three people and injured more than 250 others near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Several dozen area runners participated in that event, and they recall the confusing, chaotic moments...

  • Capsules of 10 runners from the Colorado Springs area who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Gazette spoke with 10 runners from Colorado Springs who finished the 2013 Boston Marathon before the bombs turned the festive day tragic.

  • Air Force athletics announces 21 staffed positions to be cut

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Air Force athletic department informed 21 individuals on Wednesday and Thursday that their positions will be eliminated as part of the Air Force-wide budget cuts announced in early March. The cuts include 10 assistant coaches, four from the physical education department, two...

  • Rising star Matzek ready for altitude test

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Tyler Matzek was welcomed into the Colorado Rockies organization nearly five years ago. On Friday, he'll finally be introduced to baseball at altitude. The 2009 first-round pick and one-time top-25 prospect will make his home debut with the Sky Sox as he is scheduled to start the...

  • Falcons to play two football games on Fridays in 2014

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Air Force will play a pair of Friday football games, as the Mountain West announced its national package of Friday games for the 2014 season. The Falcons will play at San Diego State at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and will host Colorado State at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 - the day after...

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