Al Flath

Al was born in 1874.  He was an early promoter of the sport; proposing and adapting cycling rules for speed skating mass starts, a sport he had extensive experience in as he had been an avid bicycle rider who held a variety of records. He served as an official timer for seventy years and was known for always being armed with two stop watches. Al was inducted to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 14, 1966 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.