Alan Culpepper

History shows that Alan Culpepper is one of the most versatile runners in American history, with a range that stretched from a 3:55.12 mile to 27:33.93 for 10,000m to 2:09:41 fro the marathon. He was an All-American runner at the University of Colorado and won the 1996 NCAA title in the 5,000-meter run. He ran in the 10,000-meter run at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and placed 12th in the marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He won several U.S. national titles on the track, finished 2nd in the 2002 Bolder Boulder 10K and recorded several top-10 finishes in the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon. In one of the last races of his career, Culpepper won the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships held at Boulder’s Flatiron Golf Course. In 2015, he wrote a book, “Run Like a Champion: An Olympian’s Approach for Every Runner” for Boulder-based Velo Press. Alan was inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame in 2009.