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John Lacroix

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John Lacroix is a Thirty year old endurance athlete from Boulder, CO. Known worldwide as "Sherpa John," he started his endurance career as a peak-bagger in New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains. In 2004 John completed hiking New Hampshire's list of 48 Four-Thousand Foot peaks entering... Full Bio
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"48" On YouTube by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was in 2004 when I took to New Hampshire's White Mountains to complete my quest to hike NH's 4000 Footers. 48 peaks that rise 4,000' above sea level, (an internal joke no ... Read on »
"New Legs.." by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After sleeping in a little bit this morning I woke up to an overcast sky here in Louisville. I knew I wanted to run today and my destination was Eldorado Springs. I was stil ... Read on »
"O" by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was the Winter of 2005-2006 when I came just a few peaks shy of hiking all 48 four-thousand footers in one winter. If memory serves me right, I came up 9 short. Since the ... Read on »
$200 Mile$ by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was 2008 when I directed my first ultramarathon. Held in Pittsfield, VT (home of Peak Races) I directed a 50 mile, 100 mile and 200 mile event. The course was incredibly ... Read on »
"The great mountains rise i ... by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "The great mountains rise in the landscape as heroes and prophets in history, ennobled by what they have given, sublime in the expressions of struggle and pain, invest ... Read on »
'08 Video - '09 Resolutions by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Below is my 2008 Year In Review Video. Followed by my resolutions for 2009. Enjoy 2009 Resolutions - SJ Style Running: Now that I have had the surgery to try an ... Read on »
...And Growing. by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The sport of ultra running continues to grow at a break neck pace. It seems like only a few years ago that many of the veterans in our sport were exchanging e-mails on the u ... Read on »
10,000 Miles by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Wakely Dam.. my first ultra I started running in the fall of 2004 but never really started to record my miles until January of 2006. In the last 6 years of ... Read on »
15 Minutes Late... by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It finally hit me today while sitting in one of my professor's offices. I started talking about Leadville and the burn from missing the cutoff finally stung... really bad. S ... Read on »
150 DNF by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm finally home from Illinois and a bit disappointed having taken 36 hours to run 100 miles. Now I know 100 miles is 100 Miles.. and I'm certainly proud of that, but I am d ... Read on »
2000 Miles by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 2001 as of the writing of this post to be exact. That's how many miles of managed to get in this year thus far. I'm kind of surprised actually, I thought I'd be much further ... Read on »
2009 RANH by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 34 Hours 26 Minutes From the Connecticut River to the Gulf of Maine All the way across the Great State of New Hampshire ....Again Read on »
2009 RANH by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 34 Hours 26 Minutes From the Connecticut River to the Gulf of Maine All the way across the Great State of New Hampshire ....Again Read on »
2009 Run Across New Hampshire by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well here we are once more, running 125 Miles from the Western Most point of the Granite State to the Eastern Most Point. The journey on foot may be long, but the journey wi ... Read on »
2009 Run Across New Hampshire by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well here we are once more, running 125 Miles from the Western Most point of the Granite State to the Eastern Most Point. The journey on foot may be long, but the journey with ... Read on »
2009 Ultra Preview by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The 2009 Ultra marathon season starts for me on Friday night in quaint little PIttsfield, VT. I wish I could offer some variety from last years schedule but, well.. its iden ... Read on »
2009 Vermont 100: Race Preview by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Plus one equals TEN. Thats right, this years Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run will serve as my tenth run of 100 miles or more, adding me to the 1,000 mile club in Ultra-Land. ... Read on »
2009 Year In Pictures Part 1 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Usually I put together some kind of video montage for the end of the year but with piracy laws being enforced on Youtube, I don't want to do it without being able to use th ... Read on »
2009 Year In Pictures Part 2 by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running To view Part 1 CLICK HERE 2009 was another great year of adventure. This is the continuation of the year in photos. Click on the links above the photos to head back to old ... Read on »
2010 By The Numbers by John Lacroix Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you found many success in 2010 and at the very least, valuable lessons learned. Here's to an even more successful 2011. I hope you've made ... Read on »