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Kloser nominated for Energizer award

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

ST. LOUIS – Mike Kloser, of Vail, is being honored for his energy and perseverance. In March, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Energizer began a national search for the next member of the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, a program dedicated to celebrating everyday people who live with the same spirit and enthusiasm as the Energizer Bunny. From more than 1,200 submissions, Kloser’s nomination rose to the top. He is now one of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the 2010 inductee into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

Kloser, 50, is a testament to the idea that age is just a number. He is one of the most successful adventure racers of all time. His awards include World Mountain Bike Champion, national Winter Triathlon title holder, two-time Iditabike Champion, three-time Eco Challenge Champion, multiple-time World Adventure Racing Champion and many more.

The goal of the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame is to create a place where the inspirational stories of everyday people can live. Baseball’s Ironman, Cal Ripken, Jr., was the inaugural inductee in 2006.

Kloser now moves on to the second round of judging, which will narrow the 100 semifinalists down to a pool of 10 finalists. Then, it’s up to America to determine the 2010 winner by voting for their favorite of the 10 finalists at http://www.energizer.com/halloffame. Voting begins July 6 and extends through Aug. 20.

To read more about the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, go to http://www.energizer.com/halloffame.

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