Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Cycling: Davis Phinney & Connie Carpenter
Triathlon: Dave Scott
Climbing: Layton Kor
Running: Frank Shorter

The inaugural Boulder Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 was a big success; the legends who were inducted were all very positive, and remarked that was time for this. The Boulder community came together to help out, people such as  County Commissioner Will Toor presenting awards on behalf of the citizens of Boulder County; Running Times editor Brian Metzler showing up, three bands, lots of other elites who came to lend support, such as Lorraine Moller, Arturo Barrios, Constintina Dita (2008 Olympic marathon gold medalist). It turned into a real celebration of Boulder’s athletic community.

Taylor Phinney, the 2008 Olympic cyclist, and his sister, Kelsey, gave moving introductions of their parents, Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter; Mark Allen flew in for the day, to honor his former rival, Dave Scott, their kids and parents showed up.

The idea for the permanent Hall of Fame is to have a place for tourists and locals alike to come, to get a sense of Boulder’s athletic legacy, in climbing, triathlon, cycling, and long-distance running, and to honor these greats.

Layton Kor, the climbing inductee, was unable to attend, because he was ill in Arizona. He was in need of a kidney transplant, and has since passed away, as have two of the at-large inductees, former Daily Camera sports editor Dan Creedon (2011), and 2012 inductee Al Bartlett, the CU professor who was key in getting the “blue line” regulations passed that has preserved Boulder’s mountain backdrop.

Photos by Glen Delman