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2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Announced Today

From Nancy Hobbs:

Photo: Matt Byrne and Nancy Hobbs at the 2008 World Mountain Running Trophy.

Colorado Springs, CO — The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy on September 6, 2009. Campodolcino is located in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region located approximately 100 kilometers north of Milan. This year’s team includes the following athletes: (*Ages are listed at time of World Championships)

Senior Men: Joseph Gray, 25, Lakewood, WA; Zac Freudenberg, 31, St. Louis, MO; Matt Byrne, 34, Scranton, PA; Tim Parr, 27, Gunnison, CO, Andrew Benford, 22, Ravenswood, VA, More >

Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race – US Team Selection

Cool Temperatures Make for Fast Times at Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race Former Mountain Running Team Members Earn Spots on this year’s World Team Colorado Springs, CO —- Late afternoon thunderstorms are typical in Colorado Springs, but overcast skies and drizzle in the morning are rare – especially in July. This morning was an exception with intermittent rain showers and cool temperatures greeting runners at 7:00 a.m. for the women’s start of the Cheyenne Cañon Mountain Race (Sunday, July 26), an 8 kilometer up/down loop course which would determine two of the four members of this year’s Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team. More >

Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km

From Nancy Hobbs:

The Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, signals the unofficial start of the competitive trail and mountain running season. The event gives the athletes a chance to assess their training and fitness. At this year’s Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km there were no real surprises. Matt Carpenter, after posting a second place finish at the prior day’s ½ marathon on the roads, was back to assert himself as king of the trails. Carpenter owns too many mountain running records to list but…include both the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Leadville Trail 100, Lake City 50…you get the picture…the More >

Women’s Coach Ellen Miller Reaches Lhotse Summit

Here is a note from Ellen Miller who is the women’s coach for the Teva US Mountain Running Team.  Note her shout out to Russell Brice who was featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Everest: Beyond the Limit”. Namaste from the Nepal Himalayas,   One does not reach the summit of one of the world’s highest mountains without much encouragement and support from friends. I thank each one of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, for the rituals, and for sending me your precious energy. It was joyous for me to once again be climbing on Everest (up to Camp 3), and More >

American Trail Running Association Adds Member Benefit

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has partnered with Outdoor Recreation Insurance to offer a new member benefit – accident coverage for its members.

“We’re thrilled to lend support to ATRA and to the rapidly growing community of off-road runners. Trail and mountain runners face inherent risks that aren’t always obvious. Outdoor Recreation Insurance (ORI) provides affordable accident coverage that softens the landing when the trail suddenly takes a nasty turn,” says, ORI’s Tad Linn.

The personal trail running accident coverage is priced at $85 per year under the ATRA group policy. (Coverage includes additional mountain activities). ORI accident benefits are paid directly More >

WMRA President Danny Hughes Dies

According to Danny’s wife Norma: “Danny died suddenly this morning of a heart attack.  It is the way he would have wanted to go but of course a big shock to us all.  I have all the family here so am very lucky.  We will let you know the funeral arrangements etc. later.   Perhaps you could let everyone know the news. Best wishes, Norma” Danny was the President of the World Mountain Running Association and worked tirelessly to promote the sport.  This past September after over a decade of trying, Danny finally succeded in getting the IAAF to recognize the World Mountain Running Trophy as More >