BOULDER WAVE was founded in Boulder, Colorado, USA in November 1993 to support the efforts of elite athletes coming to Boulder for high-altitude training. As the athletes who hired us performed better and better – Yuko Arimori’s marathon bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and her teammate Hiromi Suzuki’s marathon gold medal at the 1997 Athens World Championships were the breakthroughs – we expanded into athlete representation and management. Now in our 24th year, we continue to provide both training and management support at the very highest levels.
The numbers bear out our success: In the 16 Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships held from 1996 through 2016, athletes either supported or represented by Boulder Wave won 13 medals in the women’s marathon, including six gold medals. Our most recent medalists were at the 2013 Moscow World Championships, where Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat became the first woman in history to repeat as world marathon champion and Japan’s Kayoko Fukushi took home the bronze medal. The numbers speak to a success rate in women’s marathoning unmatched by any other group in the world: On average a woman assisted by Boulder Wave is winning a marathon medal in almost every (13 in 16 tries) world championship or Olympics, including over one-third (6 of 16) of the gold medals. From our first day our slogan has been, “In training to be world class,” reflecting our primary goal of bringing athletes to the highest levels of world-class competition.