Assistant cross country coach for Colorado State University, Scott Dahlberg, won the Bolder Boulder Monday morning.
The well-known 10K takes place every Memorial Day at 7:00 a.m. with roughly 50,000 participants.
Dahlberg, 29, finished at 30:50:00 with former runner from University of Colorado Andy Wacker following behind at 30:56:71. This was the third time Dahlberg ran the race competitively, and it was an impromptu decision.
“It’s not a 10K personal best but it’s the fastest that I’ve run on that course,” Dahlberg said. “Today I went into the race hoping to place well and at two miles into it I made a little push. I did what what I needed to do.”
Dahlberg, who attended Western State Colorado University, has worked as the CSU assistant cross country coach for the past two years.
According to Dahlberg, only a very small number of participants attempt to run for the win. Regardless of movitation, Dahlberg praised the Boulder Bolder as a popular course.
“It has its unique challenges — rolling hills and a lot of turns,” Dahlberg said. “There’s always something working your momentum. It’s a good solid course.”
Collegian News Editor Hannah Hemperly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.