If you’ve ever wondered why someone would run, bike, or hike up a mountain at an event like the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont this series is for you. Different people are motivated by different things, and this summer we will be talking to a variety of individuals–some longtime participants, some new–about why they signed up this year. What you will notice is this race attracts a very diverse group of people, and hopefully these stories will motivate you to join us and take on the challenge or running, biking, or hiking Vermont’s highest peak!
Today’s interview is with Griffin Larson. We recently spoke with Griffin about his experience at the Race To The Top Of Vermont and why he’s looking forward to this year’s race.
Griffin is pretty special because he’s just 11 years old… and he crushes! The first time Griffin competed in the main run up Mt Mansfield was 2 years ago when he was just 9 years old. That year he finished the 4.3 miles and 2564 feet of climbing in just 51:36. That put him first in his age group (14 and under) and 91st out of ~400 runners!
Griffin has continued to compete at the Race To The Top and every year shaves a little more time off.
We’re super thankful for competitors such as Griffin, and it’s exciting to watch them develop. One of these years we’re pretty sure Griffin is going to establish a new course record… And we can’t wait!
We hope you enjoyed the video. Stay tuned as we’ll be sitting down with Marilyn Ruseckas, an incredibly competitive cyclist that has been participating at the Race To The Top Of Vermont since the very beginning, and can often be found standing on top of the podium!
Watch our previous interview with Justina McConnell HERE.