Four accomplished individuals — ITU star and world-ranked Siri Lindley, IRONMAN champion Ken Glah, and national and world champion age-groupers Harriet Anderson and Roger Brockenbrough — will join the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame as the eighth induction class in a ceremony presented by Rudy Project on 16 January at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs.
“As always, we are pleased to announce the Class of 2015 for induction into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame,” said Jon Gray Noll, Chair of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Executive Committee.
“If one were to review the goals and purposes of the Hall of Fame, these four individuals would meet every criterion. Based on their athletic abilities and positive influences within the sport of triathlon, four more worthy people could not have been chosen. We look forward to the celebration of their induction in Colorado Springs on Jan. 16.”
Founded in 2008, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame has recognized the best performances and contributions in the sport’s 41-year history. This year’s class brings the total number of inductees to 37.
The four inductees will be celebrated at an induction banquet presented by Rudy Project on Saturday, 16 January at 18:00 MT at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs – as part of the USA Triathlon Race Director Symposium weekend.
Individual tickets to this exclusive event are available now via active.com for US$85 and include the cocktail reception, dinner and inductee presentation. Parties interested in purchasing a table may contact Ellis Davis at ellis.davis[at]usatriathlon.org.
About the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductees:
Harriet Anderson — Age-Group Athlete (San Carlos, California)
Harriet Anderson has completed more than 100 triathlons over the past 20 years. A three-time national champion and age-group world champion at the 2001 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships, Anderson has competed in all distances from sprints up to ultra-distance events.
Her first IRONMAN was in 1989, and she has finished the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 21 times, claiming age-group wins 11 times. Anderson won her age group at the IRONMAN World Championship every year from 2006 to 2013 and holds the record as the oldest female competitor to finish the event at 78 years of age.
Roger Brockenbrough — Age-Group Athlete (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Roger Brockenbrough is one of the most decorated male age-group athletes in multisport. He has won 20 USA Triathlon National Championship titles over the last 30 years, as well as several silver and bronze medals. Brockenbrough has excelled in both triathlon and duathlon events, winning a combined seven ITU World Championship titles and five silver medals.
He has also medalled at seven IRONMAN events, winning his age-group four times. Brockenbrough began his triathlon career in 1986 with his oldest son and organized triathlon events in the Pittsburgh area, serving as a volunteer at youth triathlon and running races in the area. He was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and was featured on reality show ‘TV Made Me Do It’ in Canada in April 2009, an episode that was filmed at IRONMAN Wisconsin.
Ken Glah — Elite Athlete (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Ken Glah has competed in more than 70 IRONMAN events in his career, and celebrated his 32nd consecutive start at an IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 2015. His best finish at the IRONMAN World Championship was third in 1988, and he raced to nine additional top-10 finishes there.
Glah is a six-time IRONMAN champion, claiming victory at IRONMAN Brazil in 1998, 1999 and 2000, IRONMAN New Zealand in 1992 and 1993 and IRONMAN Canada in 1993. In addition to his accomplishments at the IRONMAN distance, Glah has also won national and world titles in short- and long-course triathlon events. In 2002, he founded Endurance Sports Travel, providing support to 2,000-plus athletes and their friends and family members at 28 locations around the world.
Siri Lindley — Elite Athlete (Boulder, Colorado)
The number one world-ranked triathlete in 2001 and 2002, Siri Lindley’s career includes 12 ITU World Cup victories and the 2001 ITU World Championship title. Lindley also won gold at the 2001 ITU Aquathlon World Championships and silver at the 2000 ITU Duathlon World Championships. She claimed USA Triathlon’s 2001 Triathlete of the Year award and raced to a USA Triathlon Elite National Championship title in 1998.
Lindley is now a successful triathlon coach and has worked with top-ranked athletes, including 2004 Olympic Games bronze medallist Susan Williams and multiple-time IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae. Lindley served as a commentator for NBC’s Olympic Games triathlon coverage and was inducted into the Brown University Hall of Fame in 2007 for achievements as a collegiate athlete in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse.
USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductees by Class:
Judy Flannery (Age-Group Athlete)
Jon Gray Noll (Contributor)
Verne Scott (Contributor)
Karen Smyers (Elite Athlete)
Sheila Taormina (Elite Athlete)
Jim Curl (Contributor)
Barb Lindquist (Elite Athlete)
Paula Newby-Fraser (Elite Athlete)
Valerie Silk (Contributor)
Carl Thomas (Contributor)
Susan Bradley-Cox (Age-Group Athlete)
Dave McGillivray (Contributor)
Dave Scott (Elite Athlete)
Mark Allen (Elite Athlete)
Ethel Autorino (Age-Group Athlete)
Bob Babbitt (Contributor)
Sally Edwards (Contributor)
Scott Molina (Elite Athlete)
Scott Tinley (Elite Athlete)
Missy LeStrange (Age-Group Athlete)
Jim MacLaren (Contributor)
Julie Moss (Contributor)
Madonna Buder (Age-Group Athlete)
John Collins (Contributor)
Judy Collins (Contributor)
Mike Pigg (Elite Athlete)
Tom Warren (Contributor)
Bill Bell (Age-Group Athlete)
Tim DeBoom (Elite Athlete)
Dan Empfield (Contributor)
Karen McKeachie (Age-Group Athlete)
Carlos Moleda (Age-Group Athlete)
Susan Williams (Elite Athlete)
Harriet Anderson (Age-Group Athlete)
Roger Brockenbrough (Age-Group Athlete)
Ken Glah (Elite Athlete)
Siri Lindley (Elite Athlete)
USA Triathlon (USAT) serves as the national governing body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USAT sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.
In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).