Changing Winds Over at Without Limits Productions

Tony Panigutti sells ownership stake to business partner Lance Panigutti

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Over 9 years ago, Without Limits Productions was formed out of an idea to bring more quality races to Colorado that are fun, friendly, and affordable.  Over the years WOL grew from 3 races, to producing over 60 events a year, in 4 states, and across 6 various sporting disciplines.   When we began in 2008, I couldn’t have imagined this would be the case.  It has truly been an adventure, with each new season bringing change and a new challenge.  With the conclusion of the 2016 racing season here in Colorado I will be continuing on with yet even more change as I have decided to transfer my ownership and role in Without Limits Productions to Lance Panigutti.   It’s time for me to embark on a new adventure, and possibly even toe the line at some races again.  I am both proud and humbled when I look back over the years on the accomplishments of every athlete, Without Limits, and the industry as a whole.  Know that come 2017 Without Limits is not only set to deliver the same quality events you have grown to love, but to expand into the future for even more fun and challenge.

Along the way, I have had the pleasure of working with so many incredible people who tirelessly make races happen in the sports of Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Swimming, and Cyclo-cross.  Whether it was a WOL staff member, volunteers, timers, permitting agencies, athletes, paramedics, or the sports sanctioning bodies just to name a few of the professionals in this industry.  You all inspired me to do the very best I could and push through those long days and nights.  Your guidance, patience, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done is more appreciated than I could ever express.  Thank you for everything you all have done and continue to do, week in and week out.

Thank you to all the athletes who have raced with us over the years.  You put your faith and trust in WOL to provide a quality event and get you safely to the finish line.  Thank you for your support at all of the events you raced.  I have so many stories of your accomplishments that I could fill a novel, but don’t worry I have no ambitions of writing a book.  I wish you all the best of luck in your athletic pursuits, and hope you keep pushing your limits each and every season.

I would like to give a special thank you to my wife and daughter for putting up with me during the racing season, and for all your tireless work over the years.  I couldn’t have done it without your help and support along the way.  Your Starbucks runs, and seeing you both at the races was always the brightest part of my day.  I can’t wait to see our daughter at the starting line soon.  Look out Pre J’s, she’s coming!

There are some things I won’t miss like the subzero blizzard conditions, 2am wakeup calls, and the time away from my family.  What I’ll miss the most are the people who show up early and stayed late, all with a smile, and seeing those athletes reach their goals and accomplish something they never thought possible.  It has been an honor to work with you all and watch you race.  Keep on striving to do more than you can imagine today, as you all are truly, Without Limits.

Sincerely,

Tony Panigutti

2 thoughts on “Changing Winds Over at Without Limits Productions

  1. A heartfelt thank-you to Tony for everything you and WOL have done over the past decade to make the cyclocross and road-racing scene on the Front Range the best in the country! You and Lance raised the bar several notches for race promoters with your professionalism and commitment to excellence — and the CO race community has benefitted greatly. I still remember when Brian Hludzinski told me a decade ago that he was selling Boulder Racing to a couple guys named Tony and Lance Panigutti. He told me “they’re good guys and will do a good job” with the ‘cross races, Koppenberg and short track XC races. Looking back on the past decade, I’d say you guys exceeded all expectations.
    Best wishes on your future endeavors and enjoy some much deserved time on the participant side of the tape if you choose to toe the line (much easier than the 12+ hr days you’re used to!) and chasing your daughter around the Pre-J course!

    Keep the rubber side down,
    Jon Alegranti

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