I bumped into Matt Carpenter on Manitou Avenue early Sunday afternoon. He was sitting outside his ice cream shop, waiting for a customer. I had just completed the epic Pikes Peak Marathon race that he owned for the better part of two decades.

Carpenter is a Colorado trail running legend. He’s won races all over the world, but he’s dominated Pikes Peak — 10 times winning the marathon, a straight-up and straight-down aff air that takes runners (walkers and crawlers, too) from downtown Manitou Springs to the 14,114-foot summit of “America’s Mountain” and back.

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