Sunday, November 06, 2011

Running Man

At the end of our last show we announced that this week’s special guest would be HoCo’s new economic development chief, Laura Nueman. Unfortunately, due to what I’ll simply refer to as scheduling snafu, it turns out that Laura didn’t know anything about it. We needed a Plan B.

Robert Vigorito has been a guest we’ve had on our radar for awhile but so far we hadn’t been able to find a date that worked. “Vigo”, as many in town affectionately call him, is literally a man in constant motion.

Fortunately for us, when this weeks slot suddenly opened up he just happened to be available and was happy to sit down in The Mall with us. Vigo is the man behind the Columbia Triathlon, one of the premier triathlon events in the country that this year alone attracted athletes from 38 states. Over 28 years the Columbia Triathlon has contributed over $3 million to loco charities.

In 2006 he started the first Iron Girl triathlon in the nation right here in HoCo.

We’re lucky to still have him around too. Last October, while training in Hawaii for the Iron Man competition, he was struck by pick up truck while riding his bicycle. He got pretty banged up with nine broken ribs, a fractured scapula, a collapsed lung and a cut lip.

Judging from his appearance Friday, he has completely recovered. He said he feels fine.

In the news stories we had talked about everything from Whole Foods to the weather.

You can listen to the latest episode of “and there’s that…” here.
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