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Boulder’s Rizzo eighth in Marathon at Pan American Games

Patrick Rizzo of Team USA finished eighth in the men’s marathon in two hours, 21 minutes, 58 seconds on the final day of competition at the XVI Pan American Games Sunday.

Rizzo, 28 who trains in Boulder while working for Runners Roost, said he didn’t have any problem with the mile high altitude (elevation 5,138 feet) for the race, which included four laps on a 10,000-meter course along Avenue Vallarta by the Arcos de Guadalajara Monument to downtown Guadalajara.

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Buffs Capture First Ever Pac-12 Conference Titles

The University of Colorado cross country teams won the first ever Pac-12 Conference titles in any sport on Saturday morning, sweeping the men’s and women’s races at the Wigwam Golf Course. “I would give each team an ‘A’ for today’s performance,” head coach Mark Wetmore said. “They came out and raced what they were capable of and some even exceeded expectations. It was a good day and we couldn’t have asked for much more from either team.”

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Fall Races and Events

Its that time of the year for costumes and cross country races. Sometimes mixed together. Get out and enjoy the fall weather and colors in these fun fall races!

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Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Inducts its First Class

Boulder has been long recognized as a mecca for endurance athletes. Recently, Craig Alexander won his third Ironman title, while Jenny Simpson a former CU Buff took the gold at the World Champs, Emma Coburn won NCAAs and U.S. track titles, along with Taylor Phinney

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Rock n Roll Denver Fitness and Health Expo

So many fun things to do and hear at the Rock n Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday. Stop by the Brooks Running Cavalcade of Curiosities where you can win prizes at Skee ball, win shoes, have

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Medina and Kipp Lead Buffs To Victory at Shootout

Senior Richard Medina and sophomore Shalaya Kipp led the University of Colorado cross country teams to victory at the 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at the Buffalo Ranch on CU’s South Campus. Both Medina and Kipp took first place overall to earn their first Rocky Mountain Shootout crowns.

Medina won the 8-kilometer race with the fourth fastest time ever in course history, crossing the finish in 24 minutes, 39 seconds. The Grand Junction, Colo. native redshirted last season, so this was his first cross country race in almost two years.

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Buffs Start Strong At Time Trial

The University of Colorado’s cross country season got off to a great start on Saturday morning at the CU Time Trial with strong performances from the No. 4 ranked women and No. 7 ranked men’s teams.

It’s a CU tradition to let a freshman runner cross the finish first at the time trial and this year the winners were Rachel Baptista and Ammar Moussa. Baptista won the women’s 5.8-kilometer race in 21 minutes, 44 seconds and Moussa won the men’s 8k in 26:06.

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North Boulder Park Classic Criterium Team Challenge

The Boulder/Denver area no longer has a shortage of running clubs in the area. Whether you are a serious club team, affiliated with a running store, or just a bunch of friends who like to run together, this is your chance to show your colors and possibly walk away with some serious bragging rights.

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CU’s Coburn Wins USA Steeplechase Crown

The University of Colorado is making its mark on the 3,000-meter steeplechase as senior-to-be Emma Coburn won the women’s USA title on Sunday afternoon, just one day after assistant coach Billy Nelson won the men’s title at the 2011 USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

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Bike to Work – or Run

Wednesday June 22, 2011 is Boulder and Denver’s Bike to Work day. There will be lots of great breakfast stations for two wheeled commuters. One group will travel on bike from Boulder to Denver, and another will make part of the trip in running shoes.

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5 Laps = 5k Colorado’s First Criterium Running Race, the North Boulder Park Classic

It’s back….this great historic bike race with added running criterium too. Don’t miss the podium boys and girls….and champagne.

A historic bike race, the North Boulder Park Classic to be held on Sunday July 10th, adds a new twist to this year’s event: Colorado’s first criterium style running race. This new one of a kind high speed, high stakes race looks to bring a whole new level of excitement to the local road racing scene.