Boulder’s Boldest Runners

Here are some of Boulder’s most successful and notable runners of the past 30 years. Don’t worry, we’ll keep adding more!

In August 2017, Boulder’s Hilary Allen was competing in Norway’s 50K Hamperokken Skyrace when she took an inadvertent stumble...
Boulder masters track athlete Tracey Bernett helped the U.S. earn a silver medal in the 4x400m relay (5:03.81) in...
Arturo Barrios rose to fame in the early 1980s setting his first world record in 1986 in the 10,000m...
Boulder adventure runners Peter Bakwin helped start the Fastest Known Time (FKT) trend in the trail running and mountaineering...
A true original, Buzz Burrell has lived and chased adventures from Boulder for more than 45 years. He helped...
Boulder’s Cat Bradley is one the fastest women to ever run across the Grand Canyon and back. She set...
Rich Castro has been a key figure in Boulder running scene since the 1970s. Aside from being a competitive...
A two-time NCAA champion during her standout career at CU, Emma Coburn is a seven-time U.S. champion in the...
History shows that Alan Culpepper is one of the most versatile runners in American history, with a range that...
After transferring from the University of Vermont, Shayne Culpepper became an All-American runner for the University of Colorado. As...
Colleen De Reuck is a four-time Olympic runner from South Africa, who moved to Boulder in the mid-1990s and...
Boulder race timing expert Benji Durden (above, far right) is one of the best and most prolific marathoners in...
As a teen, Boulder native Melody Fairchild set national high school records and earned a bronze medal at the...
Did you know that four-time U.S. Olympian and 2017 New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan was born in...
Boulder's Clare Gallagher, a 27-year-old Denver-area native, Princeton graduate and Patagonia-sponsored athlete, has made a name for herself by...
Adam Goucher is one of the best runners ever to come out of Colorado. He was born in Colorado...
Kara Goucher was a breakout star a the University of Colorado between 1996-2001, winning three NCAA titles (3,000m, 5,000m...
Humble, hard-working and self-effacing, Steve Jones will always be remembered as one of the world’s greatest marathoners. His only...
Scott Jurek became a legend by winning California’s Western States 100 a record seven consecutive times (1999-2005), the 135-mile...
Anton Krupicka is a two-time winner of the Leadville Trail 100 (2006, 2007) and has won numerous other ultra-distance...
Boulder trail running legend Dave Mackey endured a horrific accident on Bear Peak in May 2015, when the two-time...
Longtime Boulder resident Lorraine Moller is a four-time Olympian for New Zealand (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) who earned the...
An accomplished runner with a 2:24 marathon PR, journalist Mike Sandrock has written thousands of articles about local runners...
In some ways, Frank Shorter is the reason we’re all here. The Boulder running community of today can be...
Jenny Simpson
With four global medals and numerous American records to her credit, Boulder’s Jenny Simpson is one of the most...
Neely Spence Gracey
Neely Spence Gracey (waving on a run on Louisville’s Davidson Mesa) is one of Boulder’s top young distance runners,...
Boulder’s Tyler McCandless placed 2nd at the California International Marathon in 2017 (which doubled as the U.S. championships) in...
A native of South Africa, Mark Plaatjes was one of the world’s best marathoners in the 1980s, but he...
Former CU All-American Andy Wacker has become a standout runner on the roads and trails. The Nike-sponsored runner turned...