Check out the 2018 Treadmill Challenge contestants… this is going to be off the hook!
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Nicole Murray: Need we say more? Nicole has dominated the Treadmill Challenge since its inception. Watch her to be working hard to defend her title as Queen of the Treadmill!
Trisha Drobeck: She’s back! If Nicole is the Queen of the Treadmill, then Trisha is Queen of the Missoula Marathon! Trisha is an Olympic Trials qualifier and the women’s Missoula Marathon course record holder. The question is will Trisha be ready to add “Treadmill Challenge Champ” to her resume?
Camila Noe: Is Missoula ready to see the Treadmill Challenge Champion belt be handed off to Bozeman this year? If not, the local ladies better run fast! We are excited to welcome Bozeman High School standout Camila Noe to the 2018 Treadmill Challenge. Camila is literally one of the fastest high schools girls in the nation and will no doubt be ready to compete.
Courtney Babcock: Mom, runner, coach, Olympian; Courtney is all of these according to her social media profile. No one in the Treadmill Challenge, or in Canada for that matter, has ever run faster in the 5k! One other thing we all know about Courtney is she will be smiling, at least for a little bit. 😉
Reagan Colyer: How could we have a competitive field without a DI collegiate runner? Reagan is one of the best runners in the Big Sky Conference for the Griz and is excited to compete in her first Treadmill Challenge! Let’s see if her track legs can transition to the treadmill.
Ellee Becker: We are excited to have Ellee Becker back in the 2018 Treadmill Challenge. Ellee is motivated to make finals after missing out last year, even after having the 3rd best performance of the day, blame the bracket system. Ellee is a standout cross country runner on the Hellgate High School team and knows exactly what it out takes to run REALLY hard for 10 minutes.
Andy Drobeck: 2017 marks the first loss for Andy at Treadmill Challenge and if you know Andy, that doesn’t sit well. He will no doubt be ready to remind everybody who the best triathlete, stair climber and mile runner in a fireman uniform who Treadmill Challenge Champion is!
Patrick Murphy: If you don’t know Patrick from his time on the RE sales floor during the summer, coaching cross country at Hellgate HS, or tearing up the trails, chances are you will remember him after his first Treadmill Challenge. If you don’t want to lose money in your bracket, you might not bet against Patrick.
Brendan Halpin: They always say you need to forget about the Treadmill Challenge before you will commit again. We didn’t know if we would get Brendan back, but shouldn’t have doubted. Everybody who knows Brendan knows he will go to the well no matter his fitness or competition. Want to see somebody run hard? Keep your eyes on Brendan!
Mark Messmer: Mark is a local boy who ran competitively at Sentinel High School and at the University of Montana. This will be Mark’s first time at the Treadmill Challenge, but his ability to run in the low 2:30’s for the Governor’s Cup and Missoula Marathon bodes well for his strength and competitive edge. We know he will throw a wrinkle in this year’s competition.
Isaac Schmidt: Isaac will be first high schooler to race on the men’s side. He might be the youngest in the field, but he also might be the fastest! Although he is coming off a break from running after a long xc season, his 5k pr of 15:18 at altitude was not that long ago. If the others don’t want to get beat by a high school runner, they better get ready to run fast!
Nicolas “Nico” Composto: Nico is relatively new to Missoula and the Treadmill Challenge, but don’t overlook him. He was an All American in cross country at Columbia University and has a marathon PR in the low 2:30’s! If that wasn’t enough he has been making the transition to trail races and has been cleaning up!