Boulder celebrated its 36th annual BolderBoulder 10k yesterday! 52,000 Boulderites and Boulder-visitors came together for a glorious morning of running and cheering each other on, which ended in the university’s Folsom Field. The weekend clouds finally broke and runners were greeted with plenty of sunshine to run in. The annual 10k includes an elite race, hosting some of the top runners from around the world. Yesterday’s elite women’s winner was Mamitu Daska from Ethiopia with an outstanding time of  32:21.63, followed by USA runner Shalane Flanagan. The men’s division saw Afewerki Berhane (Eritria) finish with 29:11.37, followed closely by Kenyan, Allan Kiprono (29:13.01).

Flatirons behind Folsom Field. BolderBoulder10k.

After the race, Boulder paid homage to the men and women who have fought for our freedom, especially U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jack Thurman (WWII) and Dr. Richard “Dick” Jessor (WWII). The ceremony was ended with a fly over and a standing ovation for those military men and women honored. 

Truly a great day for the Boulder community to come together! Did you run the race? Share you race-day experience in the comments!


 

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