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USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Council is currently taking nominations for the 2014 Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. A handful of athletes have received automatic nominations based on performances in recent national and world championship events. The council is now seeking manual nominations from the mountain, ultra & trail running community.
Nominated athletes must be members of USA Track & Field (USATF) & hold US Citizenship. Select athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events (see below). Anyone More >
Story by John Stifler – MWRR Press Liaison
54TH Annual NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD RACE
Pinkham Notch, N.H. – June 21, 2014
Joseph Gray and Shannon Payne, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., dominated the men’s and women’s fields today in the 7.6-mile Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Gray’s win was hard-earned relief after several years in which he had placed second, third or fourth in this grueling all-uphill race. Payne’s was the impressive celebration of her first-ever attempt at Mt. Washington, in a career which previously included More >
To: Invited athletes to USA Mountain Championships
From: Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson, and US Mountain Running Team Staff – Richard Bolt, Paul Kirsch, Ellen Miller
CC: Jim Estes, USATF Director of Events; Bill Roe, USATF LDR Division Chair, Steve Taylor, Collegiate Running Association
Re: Drug Testing Policy
We are delighted that you will be participating in our USA Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain onJuly 6, 2014. The event is also our sole selection race for senior members of the US Mountain Running Team which will compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy, on September 14, More >
On September 14, 2014 the newly minted US Mountain Running Team members will compete in the 30th World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy. Here are details about the race courses (from the race website).
Sea, Marble, Mountain: her is Massa and its World Championships
A journey through a story made of hard work. Steep paths a few steps from the sea, mountains not easy to tame.This is the stage of a World Mountain Running Championship whose actors are the marble, the quarries and the marble work process. From Forno and Casette, two small villages of Massa, an adventure will start that lead More >
The 2014 US Mountain Running Team will be selected at the USA Mountain Running Championships held on July 6 in Lincoln, NH. This event will be held in conjunction with the annual Loon Mountain Race and will also serve as the Collegiate Mountain Running Championships – an event sanctioned by the newly formed Collegiate Running Association.
The top 6 men and top 4 women from the race will be selected to the team and will represent the United States at the 30th Annual World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy.
We also bring a junior (athletes under 20) team to the World Mountain More >
Team USA will compete alongside squads from Mexico and Canada at the 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011. The teams are comprised of up to four men and four women with the top two finishers scoring for their respective country. The 2014 US team includes past NACAC team members as well as newcomers to this championship event.
The men’s team is headlined by Eric Blake, 35, West Hartford, CT, who will make his fourth appearance at the NACAC More >
Former team members mentioned in this article are race winners Stevie Kremer and Joe Gray. Also Gina Lucrezi, Melody Fairchild and Jared Scott. Race director Danelle Ballengee was a member of the 1999 US Mountain Running Team.
Over 1500 runners participated in the Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5k held in conjunction with the USA 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships. Near freezing temperatures greeted many runners who arrived before sunrise but a welcome sun and cloudless sky made for perfect running weather by the 9:00 AM start.
The first wave contained over 50 USA Track & Field More >
Story by Nancy Hobbs. Photos by Richard Bolt
Team USA was victorious sweeping the top positions in both the men’s and women’s race with 2012 World Mountain Running Championship’s bronze medalist Morgan Arritola covering the 8-kilometer course in 42:31, followed by teammate Megan Lizotte in 46:03,for a team score of 3 points. Canadafinished in silver-medal position with Meggan Franks and Sarah Bergeron-Larouch in fifth and sixth position to score 11 points. Mexico’s Ana Rosa Gomez Velazquez and Sandra Lizeth Lopez Navarro scored 19 points to earn the bronze medal.
Joseph Gray won his fifth NACAC Mountain Running Championships title crossing the 12-kilometer More >