Eric Gutknecht, CEO of Continental Sausage, makers of CharcutNuvo products, was working as a management consultant in Dallas in 1998 when he fell into his intense passion. "I was bored because there isn't anything to do in Texas," he explains. So Gutknecht taught himself to swim on a whim, and entered a sprint triathlon.
The entrepreneur came out of his first 500-meter swim with folks who'd started two waves behind him. His girlfriend at the time -- now his wife and the company's CFO, Jessica Gutknecht -- was worried he'd drowned. "I was dead last in my age group, but caught up a little on the bike ride," Gutknecht says. He was hardly deterred by his performance; in fact, he
Five-person teams run for fun and compete for funds going to charity
Tara Seyffert’s bridesmaids will be dressed in light pink when she marries Tyler Arko in Littleton on May 24, but she hopes to find green tutus for them to wear when they kick off the wedding week by running with her on one of 1,300 teams in the Colfax Marathon Relay.
Arko and his groomsmen will be running as a rival relay team, too. They’re going with green tuxedo shirts, because May is Mental Health Awareness Month and green is the ribbon color that commemorates it. Mental health awareness is an important cause for Seyffert, Arko and his best friend, Mitch Kusick.