With a few exceptions, the later summer and early fall racing calendar remains blank. However, even without races on the schedule, Team Boss, started by coach Joe Bosshard and his wife 2017 steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn, have their foot on the gas. The team will put their work to the test on Saturday evening by running a mile at the Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction in western Colorado.
That city is at about half the elevation of Crested Butte, where the team has been training for the past five weeks, at 1,397 meters of elevation.
Team Boss has two objectives: raise $20,000 for The Sachs Foundation and to break the Colorado soil record of 4:36.05 by Dani Jones from 2018 for women, and 4:01.00 by Joe Klecker from 2020 for men. Jones, a former Colorado University runner, is the newest female member of the team. The full team includes: Nick Harris, Morgan McDonald, Aisha Praught-Leer, Coburn, Dom Scott, Jones, Cory McGee, Maddie Alm, Laura Thweatt and Tripp Hurt.
If fans are interested in watching, the event will be streamed on YouTube via their channel. The Team Boss Colorado Mile will begin on Saturday, June 27, at 8:30 p.m. MT.