A reminder to all mountain, ultra & trail running athletes that the 2017 WADA prohibited list is in effect: "USADA would like to remind all athletes that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List went into effect on January 1, 2017. Please note that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List does include changes from the previous year, so we strongly encourage athletes and their support personnel to take a moment to review the updated 2017 WADA Prohibited List and utilize the following resources to better understand how specific changes may impact them. Remember, the athlete is solely responsible for any substance they use, regardless of the route of administration. Athlete support personnel, like coaches, parents, and medical staff should also be familiar with the annual Prohibited List updates to help protect the clean athletes they support." www.usada.org/athlete-reminder-prohibited-list-in-effect/ ... See MoreSee Less
Appearing in his first ultra championship, Sage Canaday, 27, Boulder, CO won his first ultra championships and a share of the $5,000 purse. Last year, Canaday won his first national title at the U...
It's finally 2017 which means the first race of the 2017 USA Track & Field Mountain/Ultra/Trail Championship series is days away! Check a list of the series races here: bit.ly/2gSg1sY ... See MoreSee Less
Important info for elite Mountain/Ultra Trail Athletes from Traci Falbo.
Roy Pirrung and I (Traci Falbo) were voted in at the USATF Annual Meeting as your representatives for the next 4 years (AAC-Athletes Advisory Committee). We are your event leaders for Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) issues within USATF. We are working on increasing communication and encouraging more athletes to get involved with USATF issues within MUT. We will post updates periodically on MUT issues on an app called SLACK. Also, with SLACK, you can post concerns, comments, and questions. If you want an invite so that you can follow and participate, please send me (Traci Falbo) your email and let me know. I will get the administrator to add your email into our group #mut. Then, you will receive an invite to join.
Currently, our funding for USATF World Championship teams is ~$60,000 for 2016. We got a $17,000 increase for 2017. Full funding for our teams would be ~$120,000.
In addition, I have worked hard to bring about awareness to the (AAC) Athletes (USATF) to the fact that we weren’t fully funded. They were appalled by the fact and most were totally unaware. The AAC has decided to give us a one-time $90,000 lump sum in 2018 to help fully fund our 2017 24-hour team and our 2018 World Championship teams. We don’t know how much money will be left yet, but we are hoping to offer prize incentives as well for placing high in the world championships as well. This is in the works. More info will be forthcoming.
AthleteBiz is a free benefit which can help bring awareness and funds to athletes. You may have received or will receive an invite for this. If you are interested in AthleteBiz, feel free to send me your email and we will look at getting you an invitation (done on a rolling basis). Check it out! It’s a great benefit.
We are currently working on getting better drug testing via WADA (World Anti-doping Agency). Rio was a mess. 4,000 athletes weren’t tested (prior to competing). 1,000 samples couldn’t be matched to the athlete and were thrown away. The AAC is in support of the Copenhagen Reform and are asking for signatures...Please sign and share:
Athletes demand WADA and IOC maintain separate governance #EmpowerWADA www.change.org/p/world-anti-doping-agency-implement-the-copenhagen-reform-proposals
Please forward this info to all USATF MUT athletes that you know…Join SLACK. Let me and Roy know of your concerns. -Traci (email@example.com) ... See MoreSee Less
Hey mountain, ultra & trail runners! Are you game for a new challenge this winter? Check out the 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships in Saranac Lake NY next February 24th-25th. ... See MoreSee Less
After last weekend's Moab Trail Marathon, Team USA selection for the 14th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on August 6, 2017 in Premana, Italy has been updated. Congrats automatic selectees Mario Mendoza Jr. Megan Kimmel, Joseph Gray, Alicia Vargo, Sage Canaday and Addie Bracy. bit.ly/2b8xRSm ... See MoreSee Less