Well so far Kitbuehel has been amazing. The food is great, there are meat shops everywhere and a wide selection of shops around town. I got a chance to run the course a few days ago so I knew it would be a tough one. The bad thing about the run up was I had to come back down because I had missed the last gondola so that totally wiped out the legs, but I guess it happens to every mountain runner at some time or another. So the race, it went as expected, Wyatt took it out and two More >
Susa, Italy — At today’s 20th annual Challenge Stellina Race the USA contingent of Joe Gray, Simon Gutierrez, and Rickey Gates fared well finishing fourth, seventh, and ninth respectively.
According to the jet-lagged Gutierrez who arrived in Italy on Thursday just shortly after winning the Pikes Peak Ascent on August 16, “The race went overall pretty good. There was additional entry of three top road racing Kenyans who are based in Italy which added some flavor to the early pacing. Through the first half of the 15.4 km race Rickey, Joe, and I worked together in fourth, fifth, and sixth position. One Kenyan More >
Well Rickey and I finally met up in Norway for the race this past weekend. The hotel was amazing the spa, the food, the scenery, wow! The race, I only I have one word to say about it, brutal. Rocky, muddy, and a relentless climb that never seemed to end. The race had some big time climbers in it including Rickey, Jon Wyatt, Jon Tvedt and another Norwegian climber Ouestein Sylta I think is how you spell it. From the gun Wyatt took it out, as the course was a bit cleaner and not so rocky at the bottom. A More >
At today‘s Pikes Peak Ascent (an all uphill climb of more than 7,800 feet in 13+ miles), Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa (Teva athlete and team member) was victorious in just over 2:18. He beat former Teva US Mountain Running Team Member Tim Parr (2004) by about one minute. Third place was 2007 team member Payton Batliner. Newcomer to the team this year Zach Freudenberg raced in third for the first portion of the race and fell to 11th place by the summit. For the women, first-time Teva US Mountain Running Team member Brandy Erholtz, 30, won by nearly 10 minutes More >
Greeting from Bodoe, Norway. This is the first of my stops in Europe. So far so good. Fish is pretty popular up here so I have had a fair share of the great assortments of sea food in Norway and also cheeses. The cheeses here are pretty amazing, I could easily gain like 30 pounds here if I was not a runner. However, that would be expensive. Norway is very very expensive I have come to find out. The American dollar is about 5 Norwegian kroner. You would think that bringing US dollars to Norway would offer you some sort More >
Congratulations to 2008 Teva US Mountain Running team members -newcomers and veterans. We’re looking forward to great events at the World Trophy in Switzerland. Train smart and stay focused on a top finish at Worlds.
2008 Mountain Team Member Joe Gray of Lakewood, WA bested a field of the top Canadian Mountain Runners to win this 12km race in a time of 1:01:56.
2008 Teva US Mountain Running Team Members Gutierrez and Cuellar Victorious at La Luz Albuquerque, NM — At today‘s 43rd running of the La Luz Trail Race, 2008 Teva US Mountain Running Team members Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa, CO, and Rachael Cuellar, 26, Albquerque, NM were victorious. This is the 10th win at La Luz for Gutierrez. “I ran about the same time as the past three or four years (approximately 1:22), and this year it felt really easy. My training is going really well,” said Gutierrez who bested the second place finisher by more than seven minutes.Today‘s win marks Cuellar’s More >
Rickey Gates finished 3rd at the European Grand Prix race in Telfes, Austria.
Results are here:http://www.wmra.ch/files/results/grand_prix/2008/4th_race.pdf
Read Rickey’s Blog Post about the race here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/08/slovenia-into-italy-race-in-austria-on.html
Team Member Rickey Gates was first at the Grintovec Mountain Race, which served as the Slovenian Mountain Running Champs. He posted the 3rd fastest time ever. Make sure you check out the course photos below. A very impressive and steep course.
Results are here:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/2008_results.pdf
Course and Race info here:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/index.asp
Rickey’s race Report Here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/07/bike-arrives-500k-of-biking-2-races.html