Before becoming a parent, I thought I knew exactly what it meant to be an athlete. Being an athlete meant pushing myself to the limit — racing for a personal best, an age group win, or to outkick my nemesis at the finish line. With age, though, comes wisdom. At first by necessity, then later by… Read more »
On May 16, 2010, Colorado native Christy Mahon became the first woman and the seventh person ever to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains, affectionately known as the “Colorado 14ers.” Because she kept her mission under the radar, her victory came as a surprise to many. Not to her husband, Ted Mahon, though, a mountaineer and ski instructor who accompanied her on every climb and descent.