Five local sports legends were inducted into the second class of the Boulder Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night September 29, 2012 at the Spice of Life Event Center in Boulder.
Athletes from four different sports were honored this night. Climbers Roger Briggs and Jim Erickson for their contributions to the sport and introduction to free climbing as it is known today. Triathlete Simon Lessing who moved to Boulder in 2000 was recognized for his dominance of the sport of triathlon for almost two decades. In his introduction Ted Kennedy quipped “When Simon was at the race, everyone else knew they were racing for second.” Cyclist Marianne Martin won the first women’s Tour de France in 1984. Frank Shorter introduced the last inductee of the night, women’s running pioneer Lorraine Moller. Lorraine was the winner of the Avon Women’s Marathon along with the Osaka Marathon and a Bronze Medalist in the marathon at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
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