Simon Gutierrez

Why I Took the Pledge

Photo Credit: Tim Bergsten/Pikes Peak Sports
Photo Credit: Tim Bergsten/Pikes Peak Sports

Trail/ Mountain runners perform amazing feats. They tend to be involved in their communities in some positive aspect. As the public and future generations look at our sport, I hope that it is done with admiration and not skepticism. The clean athlete truly understands what it truly takes to succeed and to sometimes fail. Overall, I want to be proud of my accomplishments, be awed by my peers successes. Sending a clear message to our youth , that one can be successful , the good old fashion way. Dedication , commitment and a genuine love for the sport.