Here at Hammer Nutrition®, we are very proud of the annual nationwide events that we sponsor (more than 2,600 events this year!). However, we get extra excited about the ones that take place right here in our own backyard. One of those races is the always entertaining Woodland Park Cyclocross Race, put on by none other than Hammer staffer and racer extraordinaire Matt Butterfield. Matt has been making quite a splash all summer, most recently last weekend with a 3rd place finish in the 4-man championship class at 24 Hours of Moab. Continue Reading »
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Everyone at Hammer Nutrition would like to congratulate Betsy Solis—winner of $2,500 in Hammer Nutrition products. We hope you enjoy the products and clothing gear!
The drawing was held at the Kona Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2010. Many Ironman participants were present. The restaurant and bar were full, with many people waiting to get in for the drawing and dinner. During the live entertainment break, Mike Freeman, our on-the-scene Hammer Nutrition Ambassador, held the drawing. Chloe, a pretty young lady from the audience, picked the lucky winner from approximately 300 entrants.
Author: Ben Parsons – Team Hammer Nutrition/Sportsman Ski Haus
The Breck Epic consisted of 251 miles, 42,000’ of climbing over six days, and the majority of it was trail. Trail that often made you howl with joy, and trail that sometimes left you feeling like a bag of bones hurled off the face of the Eiger. Adding to the challenge, Breckenridge sits at 9500’, so we routinely raced between 10,000’ and 12,000’ so oxygen was an asset as rare and valuable as beer in the desert. As a last minute decision, we decided to race the Open Men’s Duo instead of solo, hearing there was a super stacked field and wanting to take a shot at a podium. We were also intrigued at the challenge of completing over twenty hours of racing with a teammate. Continue Reading »
By Phil Grove
Five days in a row of perfect weather is pretty rare in Northwest Montana, but that’s just what the campers of the 9th Annual Highline Hammer were treated to at this year’s event. Besides lucking out on the weather, these 24 folks received some soon-to-be world-famous Montana hospitality while pushing their legs to the limit all weekend long. If you’ve never made a trip to come see us, the Highline Hammer is the perfect excuse to put your worries aside and focus on the important things in life – good friends, great rides, and amazing food! Continue Reading »
The 33rd edition of the Badwater Ultramarathon, recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” will take place on July 12-14. Hammer Nutrition has been a longtime sponsor of this epic event, and we’re honored to be a major sponsor of this year’s edition. You can follow the race online (live updates, time splits, and results) at http://www.badwater.com/2010web/index.php.
A number of Hammer Nutrition athletes are competing in this year’s race, including women’s course record holder, Jamie Donaldson, who is seeking to “three-peat” after winning in 2008 and 2009. Ultrarunner extraordinaire Connie Gardner is attempting her first Badwater and looking forward to having an excellent race. Amy Palmiero-Winters, who recently became the first amputee to finish The Western States Endurance Run (a.k.a. The Western States 100), is looking to repeat that remarkable feat at Badwater. On the men’s side, Ray Sanchez is looking to have a solid Badwater and complete history’s first “BAD 135,” three of the hardest 135-mile foot races on the planet (Brazil, Arrowhead, and Death Valley) in a single calendar year. Jimmy Dean Freeman, an outstanding ultrarunner and highly respected coach, is ready to add Badwater to his lengthy list of accomplishments. Last, but certainly not least, is “Ageless” Arthur Webb (a.k.a. “The Grinder”). At 68 years young, Arthur is looking to complete his 13th consecutive Badwater and has set a goal of a sub-40 hour time.
The crew over at Rock/Creek has been creating amazing videos at their events, many of which we sponsor. Check out their YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/rockcreeker
Here is their video from the 2009 Stump Jump 50k:
Steve Cullinan recently won the 50+ age group division at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic in Dripping Springs, Texas. Continue Reading »
The 29th annual Race Across America (RAAM) is under way! This is an epic event that Hammer Nutrition has enthusiastically sponsored for several years and we’re honored to be a major sponsor of this amazing race this year. As has been the case for the past several years, we offer all competitors in RAAM—both in the solo and team divisions—discounts on their Hammer product and Hammer clothing needs, as well as technical support on how to properly fuel their bodies during this grueling, multi-day race. Needless to say, many of the competitors will be relying heavily on Hammer Nutrition supplements and fuels to help them get through this “more-difficult-than-you-can-imagine” race. Continue Reading »
Held annually at Riverside Park in Spokane, Wash., over Memorial Day weekend, the 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race is, simply put, an epic and amazing event that incorporates hard-core racing with a fun festival-like atmosphere. Beginning at noon on Saturday and finishing at noon on Sunday, riders competing in various divisions—mainly solo, two-person teams, and four-person teams—vie to complete the most laps (each lap is approximately 15 miles in length) of a point-to-point circuit within the 24-hour period. Continue Reading »