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2010 Team Member Max King runs 2:15:34 at Baltimore Marathon

Battling strong headwinds in the second half of the course, 2010 US Mountain Running Team member Max King ran an impressive 2:15:34 at the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon to finish in 6th place overall and as top American.  King has had an impressive year with multiple victories as well as finishing in 16th place at the World Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia in September.

For complete details about the Marathon see the Running USA website

Rickey (left) with 2010 teammate Chris Lundstrom at the 2010 WRMC Course Preview

2010 Team Member Rickey Gates heads to South Pole

Rickey (left) with 2010 teammate Chris Lundstrom in Slovenia at the 2010 WMRC

Although not really a team story, I thought this was interesting enough to repost as other fans of the Mountain Team might find it interesting.   Rickey Gates, a multi-time member of the US Mountain Running Team, has started a 4 month stint working at The South Pole.   Follow the link below to read about his travels

http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-wear-my-sunglasses-at-night.html

Junior Women’s Stats Through 2010

Ranking by Finishing Place

Place First Last Time Year Type % of leader Location Country Team Score 2 Megan Morgan 0:22:35 2009 JW 101.27 Campodolcino Italy 25 3 Alex Dunne 0:23:33 2008 JW 104.36 Crans Montana Switzerland 41 4 Anna Lieb 0:21:23 2007 JW 102.80 Ovronnaz Switzerland 12 8 Maria Dalzot 0:21:48 2007 JW 104.81 Ovronnaz Switzerland 12 18 Hannah Valuenzuela 0:27:31 2010 JW 114.33 Kamnik Slovenia 59 19 Dominique Colberg 0:32:42 2004 JW 122.63 Sauze d’Oulx Italy 44 23 Robyn Arnold 0:25:39 2009 JW 115.02 Campodolcino Italy 25 24 Kathryn Helmerick 0:25:37 2005 JW 117.33 Wellington NZL 53 25 Caitlin More >
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Megan Lund finishes 4th at Jungfrau Marathon

In a race that she called one of the toughest of her career, Megan Lund, a member of the 2009 & 2010 US Mountain Running Team, had the highest US women’s finish ever at the 2010 Jungfrau Marathon in Interlaken, Switzerland this past Saturday.   Lund finished 4th overall, 2 minutes 4 seconds behind winner Simona Staicu of Hungary in this very challenging Mountain Marathon.  This follows up on her 21st place finish the week before at the World Mountain Running Championships in Kamnik, Slovenia.

Megan has had a very strong year, qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials and also More >

Awards Ceremony from the 2010 WMRC

The US Men won their first ever team silver medal, with an impressive finish that saw the team edge out mountain running legends from Italy and other nations.  Here’s a video from the awards ceremonies.  Please note, the video is best viewed in 720p format.

Video of US Teams finishing at the 2010 WMRC

See video below from the finish of the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships

Men

Women

Junior Women

Junior Men

Senior Men and Senior Women

U.S. Mountain Running Team Wins Silver at World Championships

Senior Men and Senior Women

Kamnik, Slovenia —- At today’s World Mountain Running Championships in Kamnik, Slovenia, the U.S. Men tallied 71 points to take the silver medal with their best team finish to date.

The U.S. has sent a men’s team to the mountain running championships (until 2009 known as the World Mountain Running Trophy) since 1990. In the past three uphill years (the course alternates between uphill terrain in even-numbered years and up/down terrain in odd-numbered years), the team has scored 102 points in 2004 to place eighth, 113 points in 2006 to place fifth, 76 points in 2008 to More >

The Team at the Photo Shoot at Mali Grad in Kamnik

WMRC Races Start Today at 4AM Eastern Time (10AM local time)

The Team at the Photo Shoot at Mali Grad in Kamnik

This is the day that all 17 athletes have been training for.  The races begin at 10AM with the junior men and junior women both starting at 10, followed by the senior women and then senior men.  Follow the action as it happens at http://www.twitter.com/usmrt.

For all of you Facebook users, here’s a link to yesterday’s opening ceremonies.

A view of the old city part of Kamnik, Slovenia with the mountains in the background.

Article on Mountain Running in this Month’s Running Times

A view of the old city part of Kamnik, Slovenia with the mountains in the background.

A great article about the growth of mountain running and the US Team’s chances this year at the World Mountain Running Championships is online at the Running Times Website.   Click here to see the full article.

The team is all here in Slovenia making final preparations for Sunday morning’s race.  Remember you can follow the status of the race on our twitter feed at www.twitter.com/usmrt or by viewing the right column on our website.

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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 >