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Boulder Peak race director taken to the woodshed by local newspaper columnist

Posted Jun 17 2009 6:06pm

Siff Last week we broke the story that the Boulder, Colorado based 5430 race series and race company was sold to Ironman. We also reported that the race director, Barry Siff, planned on running for the Boulder City Council as part of his future plans.

"Not so fast Barry," is basically the message from Boulder Daily Camera columnist this week.

In his recent column headlined  "City botched control of Race Series" columnist Neil Woelk takes both the City of Boulder and Barry Siff to the woodshed for flipping a couple of local running races to the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) without any return on invest for the City of Boulder.

You see Siff not only sold the three triathlons to the WTC but also a couple of local runs that were owned and managed by the City of Boulder. Siff purchased the running races for nothing, and sold them to the WTC for what Woelk estimates is about $40,000 in profit.

Woelk ends his column by writing:

"Now, here' s the wonderful little irony of this whole scenario.

In his e-mail announcing the sale of the races, Siff also announced that he plans to run for City Council next fall. I can only wonder what Councilman Siff would have to say about the city giving away assets to private parties who then turn around and sell those assets for a tidy profit.

Maybe during the campaign, we can get him to answer that."

You can read Woelk' s the entire column and the comments that follow HERE.

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