SINCE OUR FOUNDING in 1993, we have assisted over 3,000 athletes and coaches with altitude training. While the majority of these training camps have been in our home base of Boulder, Colorado, USA, we have also provided logistical support for training camps around the world, such as Albuquerque, USA; St. Moritz, Switzerland; and Falls Creek, Australia. For example, in 2003, the coaches of Japan’s Mizuki Noguchi hired Boulder Wave to scout out a European altitude-training base for Noguchi in preparation for the 2003 Paris World Championships and 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Establishing St. Moritz as Noguchi’s European training base, Boulder Wave then worked with a local hotel and the St. Moritz city sports office to set the on-ground logistics of the training. Off of this training, Noguchi went on to win the marathon silver in Paris and marathon gold in Athens.
Before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, we prepared an altitude training camp in Boulder for Japan’s Olympic long-distance women’s team, as well as a sea-level final transition camp at Princeton University for the entire Japanese Olympic track and field team.
Beyond the elite end of the sport, Boulder Wave also supports altitude training in Boulder for the average runner. Throughout the six years of ASICS’ “Road to NYC” promotion tied to the ING New York City Marathon, we supported ASICS Japan and ASICS Korea with the altitude-training portion of the program. We have also developed such projects as working with Boulder’s sister city of Yamagata, Japan, to coach and host a group of 16 middle school students for a one-week training camp in Boulder.
We also arrange Boulder training camps and provide support for other agents and athletes, believing our sport is best served by all athletes and agents working together when possible; plus, we just believe that Boulder is one of the best training locations on Earth!