USA Wins Double Gold at World Mountain Running Championships
Max King and Kasie Enman Crowned World Champions in Tirana, Albania
Tirana, Albania – September 11 – The USA set the bar at the 27th World Mountain Running Championships held today, September 11, in Tirana, Albania, showcased by the gold-medal performances of Huntingdon, Vermont’s Kasie Enman and Bend, Oregon’s Max King.
“In my nine years as team leader, I’ve never been more proud of our athletes than I am today,” said Richard Bolt, “Kasie and Max’s performances blew me away. They made winning a World Championship look easy.”
“This is the first time I have represented More >
We’ve received such positive feedback from our team members on this year’s commemorative shirts that we also wanted to give supporters of our team a chance to buy them. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of these shirts will go to help fund the US Mountain Running Team. Only $19.99 including shipping (free shipping included only in the US- contact Paul Kirsch about costs of shipping outside the USA).
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TEAM LOOKS TO BUILD ON PAST PODIUM SUCCESS
Tirana, Albania – September 5: The U.S. Mountain Running Team heads to Tirana, Albania, this week to take on 32 countries at the 27th annual World Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, September 11. At the 26th World Mountain Running Championships, the men’s team won their second-ever team medal – a silver – while the women narrowly missed out on their fifth team medal. This year’s senior and junior teams look to capitalize on that history and bring home medals again in 2011.
This year’s 17-member squad is a diverse More >
Mountain running is still an obscure sport in some circles. Sometimes it’s hard to describe exactly what a mountain race is like and how intense it can be. In the latest issue of Trail Runner Magazine, Ashley Arnold does an amazing job of describing the experience, complete with amazing photos from Joe Viger and Scott Mason from this year’s USA Mountain Running Champs. If you want to experience mountain running at its finest, pick up the latest issue of Trail Runner to read about our sport.
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Tommy finished second this year at the Ascent, mirroring his second place finish at the Mt. Washington Road Race. His time this year at both races were personal bests, good signs as Tommy heads to Albania in a few weeks.
Here is Tommy’s Race Report from the Ascent:
From the gun I pretty quickly put myself into fourth place behind Mario Macias, Josh Eberly, and Simon Gutierrez. The race did not go out as fast this year as last year’s international field (the World Mountain Running Long Distance Challenge) took it out. By the More >
Megan Lund was 4th
Brandy Erholtz was 14th
Max King was 20th
Glen Randall was the top American male, finishing in 8th place.
Full results are here
2011 US Mountain Team Members Max King, Joe Gray, Megan Lund-Lizotte, and Brandy Erholtz are all racing at the 31km Sierre Zinal race this Sunday in Switzerland. The 2011 race is part of the Skyrunner World Series, which next moves to the Pikes Peak Ascent in Colorado.
At the 2010 race, Joe Gray finished 10th overall, while on the women’s side, Megan Lund was the overall winner and Brandy Erholtz finished 4th overall.
Just 36 seconds off her winning time of 2010, Brandy Erholtz finished a strong fourth today at the SAAB Harakiri Berglauf in Mayrhofen, Austria. Erholtz finished in a time of 1:05:02.
Simon Gutierrez, back in Europe racing after his strong showing at the 2011 Mt. Washington Road race, finished 13th in a time of 56:28.
See complete results here
Rickey Gates of Woody Creek, CO, a multi-time member of the US Mountain Running Team, set a new course record yesterday at the Canadian Death Race, finishing in a time of 12h:18:15.