That’s Andy Drobeck and Trisha Miller. They run fast.
A couple weeks ago at a Missoula City Council meeting, Councilwoman Marilyn Marler gave them a shout out for their quick running and fundraising for burn victims.
Then, this week, Caballo Blanco’s talk at the Wilma Theatre pulled in big bucks for the Raramuri runners in Mexico. Another set of generous Garden City runners sponsored that gig. That’s Rick Wishcamper, Kevin Twidwell, Kiefer Hahn and Dean McGovern.
Marler sent over the photo above, and it sure won’t be the last you see of Drobeck, a Missoula Fire Department firefighter. Firefighters from this neck of the woods are hotter than jalapenos at the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle.
Last year, they nabbed three of the top four places among 1,555 competitors. That event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Missoula Rural Fire District’s Kory Burgess locked in first place in 2009 as he did the year before. He also holds the record for getting to the 73rd floor of Seattle’s tallest building.
But heavy competition is brewing. Drobeck, who earned second place in the 2009 stairclimb, aims to knock Burgess from his No. 1 post this year and claim it for himself. Woot! Let the climbing begin.
— Keila Szpaller