Vermont 50 Race Committee Mourns the Loss of Chad Denning #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT
|Chad Denning, VT50 Race Committee Member died on Sept. 7, 2014.|
It is with heavy hearts that we must tell you we have lost a dear member of our Vermont 50 Race Committee Family, Chad Denning. Chad was an integral part of our race, we’re not sure how we will fill his running shoes.
The Valley News printed a great story about him…
Well-Regarded Endurance Athlete Chad Denning Dies While Running Appalachian Trail
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling
Valley News Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
(Published in print: Tuesday, September 9, 2014)
(reprinted with permission)
New London — It shouldn’t happen to Superman.
That was one somber-faced reaction to the news that spread throughout the area’s running and recreational communities on Monday: Chad Denning, a beloved and seemingly invulnerable endurance athlete from New London, collapsed and died while hiking on the Appalachian Trail on Mt. Moosilauke in Benton, N.H., on Sunday afternoon.
P.J. Lovely, the director of the Newport Recreation Department, said that when he heard the Superman reference from an area race director, it seemed apt because, to many local athletes, the 39-year-old Denning seemed like a bona fide superhero. READ MORE
We will keep you posted about how the Upper Valley plans to honor this amazing athlete and friend.