Vail man joins the short list of runners to complete Nolan’s 14

18th September, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — David Ruttum got his first taste of summiting 14ers at age 8 with his father and grandfather on the top of Mount Shavano. On Aug. 30, at age 36, he returned to the top of Mount Shavano, this time having cinched the record for one of the most grueling and challenging routes in the running world.Ruttum, a Vail resident and anesthesiologist, completed the strenuous 100-mile route known as Nolan’s 14 in a record 55 hours and 38 minutes, joining the dozen or so athletes who have completed the route. To be clear, Nolan’s 14 isn’t a race, but …

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