Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011
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.
Photos by Glen Delman