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She placed 7th at the USA Mountain Championships at Mt. Washington in 2010 and 5th in 2011 at the USA Mountain Championships at Mt. Cranmore, missing a spot on the US Mountain Running Team by only a second. In 2009, she took fourth at the USA 10k Trail National Championships and finished third at the 2011 NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Ajijic, Mexico.
Besides her accomplishments in the mountains and on the trails, Amber also is an accomplished road runner, with PRs of 4:44 More >
The Loon Mountain Race, well know in New England as one of the toughest, most European-like of all of the mountain races in the country, will serve as the venue for the 2012 sole qualifying race for the 2012 US Women’s Mountain Running Team. The top 4 US Women at the race will go to Ponte di Legno Italy to represent the US at the World Mountain Running Championships.
The competition at this year’s race is probably the best it has ever been for our women’s selection race. Over the next week, we’ll be highlighting some of the competitors who will More >
This year’s Mt. Washington Road Race has an interesting distinction. Never before has it featured so many runners in the same race who have all been on the podium for individual medals at the World Mountain Running Championships. This year’s field includes the following individual medalists:
Marco DeGasperi (Italy) Dave Dunham (USA) Kasie Enman (USA) Laura Haefeli (USA) Max King (USA)
Members of the US Mountain Running Team Staff will be in the Press Van providing live twitter updates and photos from this year’s US Mountain Running Championships at Mount Washington. You’ll be able to see how the race unfolds mile by mile at Mt. Washington this coming Saturday at 9AM ET by following our Twitter Feed.
Check out our video on the US Mountain Running Team. It’s focused on the Junior Team but it gives anyone a great glimpse into what it’s like to race at the World Mountain Running Championships.
Open Athletes qualify for the team by competing at the Team Qualifying Race at the Cranmore Hill Climb on July 21st. The team will then head to Krynica Zdrój, Poland to compete in the 29th Annual World Mountain Running Championships on September 8th.
Team manager Nancy Hobbs, Colorado Springs, CO, team leader Richard Bolt, San Jose, CA, team manager for the juniors Paul Kirsch, Madison, NH, and women’s team manager Ellen Miller, Vail, CO will accompany the team to Poland.Junior Mountain Team Qualifying Information
Junior team members should see the bottom of this page for complete info on how to qualify. More >
Nominations open for 2011
USATF Mountain Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Trail Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Ultra Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Contributor of the Year
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running will select the 2011 USATF Mountain Runners of the year and Ultra Runners of the Year based on nominations received from interested athletes, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport. The following is the selection criteria for the 2011 USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year:
1) Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/trail More >
For the second time in three weeks, a member of the 2011 US Mountain Running Team has the honor of being named USATF Athlete of the Week. Two weeks ago it was Kasie Enman and this week, it was Max King after his incredible double win at the USATF 50km Trail Championships followed by the XTERRA Trail Championships the next day.
Read the whole USATF release here
2011 World Mountain Running Champion, Max King, of Bend, OR, added two more titles to his incredible year, with back to back wins at the USA Trail 50km Championships in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, followed by a win at the XTERRA National Championships on Sunday in Ogden, Utah. The races started exactly 24 hours apart, with Bend getting on a plane to Salt Lake City, UT at 2PM on Saturday.
At the XTERRA race, King bested a field of top national and international runners with a time of 1:17:59 on the 21km mountain course in Ogden, UT.More >
Andrew Benford, University of Richmond standout, and the only US Mountain Team member to race on both the Junior and Senior Mountain Running Teams, has been named to the USA squad who will race the Ekiden in Izumo, Japan. Good luck to Andrew and Team USA. Below are all the details courtesy of Steve Taylor.