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Team Press Conferences on YouTube

Did you get to watch our LIVE Google Hangout on Air press conferences earlier this week?  If not, you can watch them on YouTube here:

Senior Team Hangout #1 – Topics: training, race prep, roads vs. trails.  Staff +Ellen Miller, +Richard Bolt, +Paul Kirsch – athletes +Joseph Gray,+Tommy Manning, +Stevie Kremer, +Morgan Arritola, +Glenn Randall and from Runner’s World magazine +Jeff Dengate.

Senior Team Hangout Press Conference on YouTube

Junior Team Hangout – Topics: what it means to be on the team, favorite USA uniform piece, training, travel, mountain running vs. XC.  Staff +Paul Kirsch,+Richard Bolt – athletes +Billy Fayette, +Kelly Lawson, +Jordan Chavez,+Clare Moretz.

Junior Team Hangout Press Conference on YouTube

Senior Team Hangout #2 – Topics: injuries, shoe selection, nutrition, course More >

Joe Gray (1st), James Gosselin (2nd), Robert Karr (3rd)

2012 NACAC Mountain Running Championship Results

The 9th NACAC Mountain Running Championships was hosted at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, Canada, on a rain-soaked morning. While the weather forecast called for clearing skies, temperatures were in the upper 50s at the start with humidity at 94% amid cloud-filled overcast skies. The conditions at the finish line some 1100 meters up the mountain, were slightly cooler with rain showers filling puddles of water around the finish area, while mist rolled off the trees.

The 11 kilometer course included a variety of terrain from significant ascents to a few steep and technical descents, rocky hillsides with grades up to 40%, and some single More >


Mt. Washington Road Race – play-by-play from the press van

Yesterday Nancy Hobbs and I (Richard Bolt) road in the press van to cover the action at our one and only selection race for the 2012 men’s US Mountain Running Team.  My plan to send live tweets from the race was thwarted by a lack of cell service so we both took photos and documented the mile splits.  Here is how the race unfolded at the front from press van #1.

Mile 1:

6:04 – Tim Chichester, Max King, Glen Randall – top 3

Mile 2:

13:40 – Sage Canaday and Joe Gray

Mile 2.5/3000’:

1 – Sage Canaday

2 – Joe Gray

3 – Eric Blake

4 – More >

First Timer Victorious at USA Mountain Running Championships

Pinkham Notch, NH — The 52nd Mt. Washington Road Race saw a first-time mountain racer Sage Canaday, 26, Boulder, CO, run away from the field to post a time of 58:27, the third fastest time in the history of this 7.6-mile unrelenting climb of New England’s tallest mountain.

Canady’s time was nearly two minutes faster than second-place finisher Joseph Gray, 28, Newcastle, WA, who crossed the line in a person best of 1:00:33. Two-time winner Eric Blake, 33, New Britain, CT, finished in third outsprinting Glen Randall, 25, Mesa, CO, by a mere four seconds. Blake’s time of 1:00:54 was his More >

Max King wins USA 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships

The USA Half Marathon Trail Championships held in conjunction with the 11th annual foot zone Dirty Half kicked off to perfect running weather, sunny blue skies and cool temperatures. Over 60 USA Track & Field members registered for the national championship – the most ever for a trail race in Oregon. For the third year in a row the race was won by 2011 World Mountain Running Champion and local hero Max King ($500) in a time of 1:15:48. On the women’s side, Marci Klimek ($500) out sprinted 2008 US Mountain Running Team member Megan Kimmel for her first USA Track & Field trail national championship More >

2010 US Men's Mountain Running Team

2010 Team Member Max King to Defend Trail Marathon Title

Ashland, Oregon, November 1, 2010 – Entries have begun to pour in for the 3rd annual Lithia Loop Trail Marathon. For the second straight year this race doubles as the USA Trail Marathon Championship with 6,000 dollars in prize money to be awarded to the top 5 open male and female competitors as well as the top 3 male and female masters finishers.

The race is run on a mixture of trail and dirt road with 2 miles of pavement that sends as well as welcomes runners through beautiful Lithia Park located in downtown Ashland, Oregon.   There are 6 fully stocked More >


USA 10Km Trail National Championship – Press Release

The conditions for the USA 10 km Trail Championships on Saturday were humid, but the temperature topped out comfortably in the mid 70s. Post race comments varied as to each runner’s trail background. I liked Dave Dunham comments upon finishing,”That wasn’t bad, I was expecting some unrunable trails.” Most everyone agreed that the course was tough, but fun.  At least in the let’s go punish ourselves out on some beautiful mountain trails.

The men’s race started with some fog still hanging on the mountain top. Bobby Mack and Ryan Woods battled at the front, exchanging the lead a couple of times. More >