Marathoning at the North Pole

By Steve Outing

In my company (the Enthusiast Group, publisher of a network of citizen-media-based online communities revolving around adventure and participant sports), I get to work with some very cool people — many of them athletes, of course.

There’s Walker Thompson, who is enthusiast-in-chief of our site. He’s a semi-pro bike racer and all-around fun and creative guy.

There’s Katie Brown, enthusiast-in-chief of (which we’re about to unveil, I hope on Wednesday), a professional climber and former world competitive climbing champion.

And there’s Brad Feld, lead investor in our little enterprise. Brad’s a venture capitalist, but he’s also an avid marathoner whose goal is to run 50 marathons in 50 states, and a marathon on every continent, by the time he’s 50. Today, we learned that Brad is going to run in the North Pole Marathon next April. Yeah, you heard right, there’s going to be a marathon at the North Pole. Wow. Brad blogged about it today.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

3 Responses to "Marathoning at the North Pole"

  1. Joel Fugazzotto
    Joel Fugazzotto 11 years ago .Reply

    Congrats on the launch of your second Enthusiast Group site!

  2. Pascal Chesnais
    Pascal Chesnais 10 years ago .Reply

    Boardroom drama aside, do companies BackFence have a future, and what was their particular weak spot? I feel there is great potential there, but a number of folks seemed inclined to say it is doomed to fail.

  3. Brendan Lally
    Brendan Lally 10 years ago .Reply

    Hadn\'t seen that but have following Backfence and some of the other sites in the \'local\' space.
    Your \'offerings\' seem a lot more focused.

    I suspect that investors are getting antsy that their returns don\'t seem any time soon….

    (I was involved with a local social networking recommendation site awhile back)


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