There has been much conversation regarding athlete safety on race courses, especially cycling, in the wake of the death of athlete Michelle Walters during Ironman Boulder last weekend.
In the wake of the crash, some have speculated on social media that the Ironman should consider closing down all of U.S. 36. Reid said he’s not sure if Colorado State Patrol would be able to implement such a closure.
But Neal Rogers, the editor of CyclingTips and a Boulder resident who has participated in Ironman Boulder events in the past, said he’s “not sure such a closure would be practical or helpful.” Read more
303Triathlon had a crew of half a dozen roving reporters – including the “Ironman Fairy” – plus scores of volunteers helping all day long and well into the night… Here are all the highlights, from pre-dawn, through the swim, bike, and run courses – including the now-famous 303 Snow Cone Station – and the rock star finish line. Enjoy!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2016 IRONMAN Boulder finishers!
It was truly an amazing day for all.
One of the best days of the year for our 303Triathlon staff is to cover all of the amazing athletes that participate in the Boulder event.
Here are some great race day recaps by our Colorado Coaches and Clubs.
We are excited to write about, cheer on and support the Colorado athletes that get to make the trip to Kona in October and participate in IRONMAN World Championships. Read more
We are sorry to need to share the sad news that an athlete from Nebraska was killed in a collision with a motorist during Ironman Boulder today.
Our hearts and thoughts go to her family and friends.
UPDATE August 9, 2016
Memorial 5k run/walk in Honor of Michelle Walters
Dizzy GOATz of Southwestern Nebraska will be holding a Memorial 5k run/walk in memory of Michelle Walters, the athlete killed during IRONMAN Boulder on Sunday August 7th.
For more information, please see their Facebook page (see post for link). Read more