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Preliminary results from Italy

From Nancy Hobbs:

World Champs results — senior men: Andrew Benford 13; Joe Gray 16: Matt Byrne 42, Zac Freudenberg 46; Rickey Gates 47; Tim Parr 48. 6th place out of 23 teams. Team score 117…Eritrea first with 24 points, Italy second with 29 points, Turkey 3 with 75 points. USA Senior women bronze; individual bronze junior — silver medal. Top Junior man was Brandon Lord in 4th. More results coming.

Live twitter posts for the World Championships

Go to to see live posts from today’s Mountain Champs. If you are reading our blog at the blog site and not via rss feed, you can also see it on the right hand side of the page.

Former Team Member Paul Low previews the men’s race

Paul Low has a great preview of the men’s race as his blog. Here’s the link:

The Mountain Team is on Twitter

You can now follow the happenings of the Mountain Team on Twitter.

Members of the team will be posting there over the next 2 weeks as they get to Italy for the Mountain Champs on September 6th.

2009 USMRT Junior Team – Bios

Athlete Bios- Junior Team

Juniors must be at least 16 in the year of competition and not yet 20Junior Women’s team

Robyn Arnold, Redlands, CA – Age 16*Robyn attends Redlands High School in Redlands, CA she will enter her junior year in the fall. She has quite a range of accomplishments across various distances including a remarkable fifth place overall and first place junior finish in the Mt Baldy Run to the Top. Her coach stated “Robyn is a very impressive athlete with a pure passion for running.”

Robyn says “I love the challenges that come with mountain running and I’m very excited More >

Mountain Running Team Members in the News

An article in the Aspen Times about Megan Lund

Interview with Nancy Hobbs about Mountain Running

Interview with Megan Lund in the Examiner

Gates & Erholz race at Sierre Zinal. finish in top 5

Two members of the 2009 Teva Mountain Running Team raced over the weekend at the 31km Sierre Zinal mountain race, both finishing in the top 5.

Gates finished 4th overall, with a time of 2:38.52.Complete Men’s Results

Erholz finished fifth overall, with a time of 3:14.05.Complete Women’s Results

Cranmore Hill Climb offers Triple Mountain Challenge this Sunday

Paul Kirsch, Race Director, Cranmore Hill Climb, USATF-NE Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson 603-367-8676 (h) 603-398-1852 (cell),

Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson, 719-573-4133,

June 22, 2009 – For Immediate Release

Cranmore Hill Climb offers Triple Mountain Challenge this Sunday

Up for grabs: USA Mountain Running Championship Title, NACAC Mountain Championship Title, and team slots on the 2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team

NORTH CONWAY, NHTop U.S. mountain runners will compete in New England this Sunday, June 28, at the Cranmore Hill Climb to earn the title of USA Mountain Champion. This is the second time the five-year-old Championships (held since 2003, but not More >

Cranmore Hill Climb Course Maps and Photos

Course Profile, Maps and Photos have just been added for the Teva US Mountain Running Team Eastern qualifying race at Mt. Cranmore.

Select from the links below:

Interactive Map with Photos

Elevation Profile

Race Website

Course information updated for US Mountain Running Champs at Mt. Cranmore

Go here to see it:

Photos and exact distances will follow by end of April but this can serve as a guide for course conditions until then.

-Paul KirschCranmore Race Director