By Michael Kelly, Boulder Daily Camera
Siri Lindley didn’t know her life was going to change dramatically when her best friend, Lynn Oski, dragged her along to a triathlon in the early 1990s.
Lindley was an athlete – she played ice hockey, field hockey and lacrosse at Brown University – but triathlons were new to her. But one look and she was hooked.
“I went and watched,” she said. “It seemed like an incredible challenge.”
That challenge turned into a world-class career for Lindley. In less than a decade Lindley went from being a novice to the No. 1 ranked triathlete in 2001 and 2002. She won the ITU World Championship in 2001 and the ITU World Cup in 2001 and 2002.
Lindley, who has lived in Boulder since 1995, retired from competition after 2002 but her legacy is secure. It will be recognized again with her induction into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame on Saturday.