Colorado Running Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees

From Colorado Runner: The Colorado Running Hall of Fame Selection Committee announces the 2013 inductee class: Doug Bell, Nancy Hobbs, Jay Johnson, Lidia Simon, Marshall Ulrich, and Jane Welzel. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame recognizes Colorado residents for their achievement and contribution to the sport of distance running. The class will be inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 10th at the Denver Athletic Club at 6:00 p.m.

Doug Bell, photo by photorun.net

The Colorado Running Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Class

Ultramarathoner Marshall Ulrich

Ultramarathoner Marshall Ulrich

UltraMarathoner Marshall Ulrich, Olympian Lidia Simon among recognized.

DENVER, CO – March 11, 2013 -The Colorado Running Hall of Fame Selection Committee announces the 2013 inductee class: Doug Bell, Nancy Hobbs, Jay Johnson, Lidia Simon, Marshall Ulrich, and Jane Welzel. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame recognizes Colorado residents for their achievement and contribution to the sport of distance running. The class will be inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 10th at the Denver Athletic Club at 6:00 p.m.

Read their profiles:

Doug Bell
Nancy Hobbs
Jay Johnson
Lidia Simon
Marshall Ulrich
Jane Welzel

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Doug Bell

Doug Bell has been running since the 1970’s and still holds several national age group records.  He has three Denver Marathon victories under his belt, in 1980, 1982, and 1986, and he set his marathon personal best of 2:23:24 at the 1981 Dallas White Rock Marathon.  As a Masters runner, Bell continued to excel, and was named 1991 USATF 40-44 Age Division Runner of the Year.  He set Masters Records in 1992 in both the 5K (14:36) and 25K (1:21:24), as well as set the American Indoor Mile record in 2006 in 4:49:62 at age 55.  He was the 2011 USATF Cross Country Masters 60-64 Age Division Winner and led his Master’s Team to the Team Championship.  He started Bells Running Store in Greeley in 1986 and continues to train in his own Bells Running Group.

 

Photo: Juan Leal, www.runnersworld.com

Photo: Juan Leal, http://www.runnersworld.com

 

2013 Colorado Running Hall of Fame:

Doug Bell

Nancy Hobbs

Jay Johnson

Lidia Simon

Marshall Ulrich

Jane Welzel