CU has a proud history at the Olympics, with over 100 student-athletes and alumni representing teams through the years. The Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are a continuation of the tradition. Bringing honor to their teams, themselves and to CU are Emma Coburn and Valerie Constien in steeplechase, Erin Huck in mountain biking, Joe Klecker in the 10,000-meter run, Morgan Pearson and Flora Duffy (representing Bermuda) in triathlon and Jake Riley in marathon. Melissa Stockwell will also compete in the Paralympics triathlon.

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Emma Coburn, steeplechase

Emma Coburn, Val Constien heading to Olympics
For the second time, Colorado track and field will have two Buffs compete at the same time in the Olympics, including Emma Coburn in the women's steeplechase. 

Valerie Constien, steeplechase

Steeplechaser Val Constien is headed to Tokyo
Val Constien works full time for running technology company Stryd while training in the steeplechase. After a favorite to qualify withdrew, Constien scored a third place finish to make the Olympics.

Flora Duffy, triathlon

Flora Duffy wins Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic gold medal
CU Boulder alumna Flora Duffy won the Women's Individual gold medal in Triathlon, representing her home country Bermuda.

Erin Huck, mountain biking

Meet the athlete: Erin Huck (USA Cycling)
Learn more about this award-winning Olympic Long Team member and Estes Park native.

Image credit: Rob Jones

Joe Klecker, 10,000-meter run

A Q&A with CU runner and Olympian Joe Klecker
After graduating in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Klecker embarked on a professional running career, qualifying for the Olympics on June 18.

Morgan Pearson, triathlon

Staying positive: A Q&A with Olympic triathlete Morgan Pearson
Morgan Pearson reflects on his athletic background and his dreams of being the best on Earth.

Jake Riley, marathon

No more next times: A Q&A with Olympic marathoner Jake Riley
When Jake Riley ran in the Olympic Marathon Trials Feb. 29, he didn’t think he’d qualify for this year's Summer Games—until he reached the last 10 meters of the race.

Photo courtesy: Brian Metzler

Melissa Stockwell, Paralympics triathlon

From Iraq War Veteran Melissa Stockwell: ‘Faster Than I’ve Ever Been’ Ahead Of Tokyo Paralympics (Forbes)
When Melissa Stockwell joined the United States Army after 9/11, she knew she wanted to serve. But she never thought that her service and sense of duty would eventually propel her to a career as a world-class athlete.


Gold: Flora Duffy, women's triathlon, Bermuda

Silver: Morgan Pearson, mixed triathlon, U.S.

5th place: Meliss Stockwell, women's paratriathlon

12th place: Emma Coburn, women's 3,000 meter steeplechase

14th place: Valerie Constien, women's 3,000 meter steeplechase

16th place: Joe Klecker, men's 10,000 meter run

29th place: Jake Riley, men's marathon

31st place: Erin Huck, women's mountain biking

42nd place: Morgan Pearson, men's triathlon