Via Stephen Meyers, The Coloradan:
This story is from the Coloradoan archive. It originally ran March 23, 2013.
Name: Jane Welzel
Occupation: Therapist (LPC)
Hometown: Hopkinton, Mass.
Residence: Fort Collins
Q: When did you move to Fort Collins, and what brought you here?
A: In 1989; the running community.
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Xplorer Q&A with Jane Welzel: Local runner enters Colorado Running Hall of Fame Read the article at The Coloradoan
From the Coloradoan:
“Fort Collins resident and five-time Olympic Trials Marathon participant Jane Welzel has been selected for the Colorado Running Hall of Fame.”
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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.
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Jane Welzel is a five-time Olympic Trials Marathon participant (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000). She has won several marathons including the 1979 Nittany Valley Marathon (2:48:47), the 1983 Philadelphia Marathon (2:36:18), and the 1988 Hokkaido Marathon (2:40:53). Following a terrible car accident in 1984 that broke her neck and left her in a body cast for three months, Welzel amazingly recovered, again qualifying for the Olympic Trials, and was named Runners World Comeback Runner of the Year in 1988. She went on to become the National Marathon Champion in 1990 (2:33:24) and then win the 1992 Grandma’s Marathon in 2:33:01, setting a personal best. She was the 1996 USATF National 25K Champion (open and master) (1:29:47), both the 1996 and 1997 USATF Master Runner of the year, as well as the 1997 Runners World Master Runner of the year.
2013 Colorado Running Hall of Fame: