USATF MUT Council Accepting Nominations for Runner of the Year

Each year the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council awards runner of the year awards in Mountain, Ultra and Trail Categories, both open and master.   The following criteria should be used when nominating an athlete:

  1. Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/ultra/trail competitions for 2012 (November 1, 2011 through October 1, 2012).  For mountain and trail runners, this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance.  USATF ultra runners of the year will be based on results on trail and More >

Google Hangout Interview with Members of the 2012 Women’s Team

Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World met with some members Team USA in a Google Hangout tonight. Check out what they all had to say about World’s. (With Morgan Arritola, Melody Fairchild, and Stevie Kremer and staff member Nancy Hobbs).

Video of the Women’s Gold Medal Ceremony

The 2012 US Women’s squad returned to the top of the podium in Italy this year.  Here’s a video with some photos of them in the race and the gold medal awards ceremony.

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

Follow the World Mountain Champs Live on Italian TV

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

Follow the US Mountain Running Team live online this coming Sunday (or Saturday night where you may live) by watching the live TV broadcast on Italian TV. Italy is 6 hours ahead of the East Coast, 9 Hours ahead of the West Coast.

The local race times on Sunday are as follows 09H40: Start of Junior Women race 09H45: Start of Junior Men race 10H30: Start of Senior Women race 11H00: Start of Senior Men Race

Mountain Team Press Conferences Live on YouTube tonight at 7:30ET and 9ET

We’re doing a conference at 7:30 (ET) with the Junior Team, with Dan Kesterson from Youth Runner interviewing them.

At 9PM (ET) we’ll be doing another conference with some of our Senior Team Members with Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World.

Check them out here (they will appear in the Feed as they start)

Watch our Team Press Conference from Today

We did our first ever team press conference today, with members of our Senior Men’s and Women’s Teams joining in, along with writer Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World.  We had team members joining us from Germany as well as across the United States.  Check out the video below.  We’ll be having two more press conferences tomorrow, August 15th- 7:30 PM for our Junior Team and at 9PM for our Senior Team.

Stevie Kremer 2nd, Joe Gray 7th at Sierre Zinal

Stevie Kremer at the Loon Mountain Race in July

Stevie Kremer took little time to adjust to life in Europe with an impressive 2nd Place finish in the women’s race at the famed Sierre-Zinal race.  On the men’s side, Joe Gray also finished in an impressive 7th overall.

Sierre-Zinal features a course of 31 km with 2200m ascent and 800m descent.

Complete Race Results

Read Ian Corless’ complete roundup and podcast here


Join the USMRT for Live On-Air Press Conferences on August 14th and 15th

In mid-August, the Olympics will be over and you will still be looking for more exciting running events to follow.  Here’s your chance to meet the members of the 2012 US Mountain Running Team as we pair up with writers from Youthrunner, Runners World and Trailrunner as they do live On-Air Interviews with our 2012 Team.   They’ll be sharing their thoughts on the upcoming World Championships in Italy, what it means to them to be on the US Team, and insights into their training.

The schedule for the Press Conferences:

  • Tuesday August 14 – 5PM ET – Senior Team Press Conference #1

Sage Canaday Wins White River 50, Sets New Course Record

Sage Canaday, 2012 US Mountain Running Team Member, set a new course record at the White River 50 in Washington State.  His 6:16:10 finishing time was almost fifteen minutes ahead of the old record, set by Anton Krupicka in 2010 in a time of 6:25:29.

Read the whole race story here.

USMRT 2011 Team Member Kasie Enman sets new course record at Giir Di Mont Skymarathon

Leading from start to finish, Kasie Enman set a new course record today at the Giir Di Mont Skymarathon with a time of 3:45:50.  Results and story here