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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Jay Johnson

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Jay Johnson is an elite mountain runner and record holder.  He was the first American to win the World Mountain Championships in 1987, and also placed 9th in 1980, 22nd in 1991, and 24th in 1992.  He held the uphill record at the 32-kilometer Sierre-Zinal Mountain Race for many years at 1:45.  He won the Vail Hill Climb in 1987, as well as the Vogorno-Bardughee in 1988. He was an impressive high school distance runner, running a 2:28 marathon as junior at Paavo Nurmi in 1977, earning one of the top five times in the US.  He founded the LaSportiva Mountain Cup in 2008, and is a donor & supporter of many US mountain running teams.  Johnson is a long-time Boulder resident and his wife Lilly, a two-time Bolder Boulder winner herself, owns Fleet Feet Sports there.

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2013 Colorado Running Hall of Fame:

Doug Bell

Nancy Hobbs

Jay Johnson

Lidia Simon

Marshall Ulrich

Jane Welzel