Shorter is best known for his Olympic accomplishments.
As a member of the U.S. Olympic marathon
team, he won the gold medal at the 1972
Olympic Games and returned to the 1976 Olympics
to win the silver medal. He is a five-time
national 10,000 meter champion and a four-time
national cross-country champion. Shorter
was a strong competitor internationally
having won the Fukuoka International Marathon
four consecutive years. He was the World
Masters Biathlon Champion in 1989 and a
gold medalist at the 1971 Pan American Games.
Shorter was admitted to the Colorado Bar
Association in 1975 after earning his law
degree at the University of Florida. While
a law associate at French and Stone, P.C.
in 1977, he started his own company, Frank
Shorter Sports. He has extensive television
commentary experience for NBC-TV as a commentator
for the 1988, '92 and '96 Olympic Games.
He also commentates for the Boston Marathon
and does independent contract work for ESPN,
TBS, Fox Sports Net and Golden Gate Productions.
Shorter's accomplishments have earned him
many endorsements, including Hilton Hotels,
United Airlines, Canon Camera, Sanyo Video,
Mastercard International and New Balance
Athletic Shoes. Shorter lives in Boulder,