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Joe Klecker runs 4:01:00 for the mile in Colorado

King Klecker Claims the Colorado Mile Crown

BOULDER – In a race against the clock, Colorado track and field senior Joe Klecker claimed the title of the fastest mile on Colorado soil Friday evening in a time of 4:01.00 in front of a packed crowd at the Colorado Invitational. Klecker, who previously held

Tyler Mueller Elite race West End 4k 2016

Tyler Mueller and the Tinmen of Boulder

In the aftermath of 2016 Summer Olympics, Boulder felt a surge of new talent in the bubble, athletes looking for something fresh in their next training cycle. Among those, were five athletes who came together to form the Tinman Elite. Start with CU standout Morgan

Sara Slattery at the 2016 Bolder Boulder

Slattery, Castaneda inducted into CU Hall of Fame

Former Buff running standouts, Sara (Gorton) Slattery (2000-05) and Ted Castaneda (1972-74) were included in the Class of 2016 University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame for their achievements while attending the University of Colorado. Sara Slattery Slattery compiled one of the most impressive women’s cross country and track

Pierce Murphy running under the lights at the NCAA 2015 10k

Pierce Murphy: Strong CU Finish Could Fuel Post Collegiate Career

When a high school surfer from Hawaii decides to move to Boulder and train with the nation’s best XC team, spectacular things happen. Pierce Murphy, a runner that joined the CU team five years ago as a “recruited walk-on”, has now earned eight All-American honors and has been called “the most successful of all of those blue-collar guys” by CU coach, Mark Wetmore.

Neely Spence Gracey takes on the Boston Marathon

Will Neely Spence Gracey be America’s next marathon star? [alert type=blue ]Watch Neely Spence Gracey and other local Boulder runners take on the Boston Marathon at the Flatirons Boston Marathon Viewing Party on Monday starting at 7:15am.[/alert] Turning a focus to the marathon for many elite athletes

Thweatt runs 10k Olympic standard at Stanford

Boulder Track Club athlete Laura Thweatt’s Road to Rio just got a little smoother as she ran well below the 32:25.00 10k Olympic qualifying mark with a time of 31:52.94, under the lights at the Stanford Invite, Friday night, April 1. She lead the Section 1

Mok Ying Ren Running on Davidson Mesa, Colorado, USA Photo by Dave Albo

Mok eyes Olympic Marathon Standard in Biwa

On the eve of the Lake Biwa Marathon in Japan, the always smiling Mok Ying Ren may be dealing with a bit of jet lag, but chats with new friends from Australia while carbo-loading on rice and soba noodles. The race the following morning may mark a major turning point for this 27 year

Laura Tweatt runs a PR in the 3k at the New Balance Grand Prix

Thweatt tears up a trio of races preparing for trials

Laura Thweatt’s name reached the mainstream national stage last November as the first woman to cross the finish line in her marathon debut at the New York City Marathon. But instead of heading to the Olympic Marathon Trials last week in Los Angeles as many had anticipated, she

Los Angeles will mark Joanna Zeiger’s 7th Olympic Trials event

Boulder’s Joanna Zeiger will be competing in her seventh Olympic Trials event this February in at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. Zeiger ran 2:43:59 in the 2014 Shamrock Marathon, which was 59 seconds off the 2:43:00 standard at the time. In December, the U.S. Olympic committee eased

Ultra runner Krissy Moehl joins Ultimate Direction team

Krissy Moehl joins team Ultimate Direction

Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl was back in Colorado all week to promote her new book Running Your First Ultra. While she was here she met with Ultimate Direction and a new partnership was formed. Krissy brings a vibrant new perspective to the team along with thousands of miles under

CU Buff Erin Clark

CU Buff Erin Clark Earns Sportswomen of Colorado Honors

University of Colorado athlete Erin Clark (cross country) and Esther Lee (golf) were honored by the Sportswomen of Colorado for their 2015 performances. Clark had an outstanding junior season. She led the Buffs in three of their five varsity races and in the two races she

Flatirons Running and Hudson Elite team up in 2016

Hudson Elite and Flatirons Running will partner again for 2016. “I am honored to stand with Flatirons Running in 2016 and greatly appreciate their support and generosity.  They have always provided a memorable customer experience and continue to enhance the strong running community we have