2008 Mountain Running Team Selected – 16 members hail from 9 states

2008 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team AnnouncedNine States Represented Among the Sixteen AthletesColorado Springs, CO —–The 2008 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Teamwill compete at the 24thWorld Mountain Running Trophy in Sierre Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on Sunday, September 14, 2008. This year’s senior team includes five former team members and five newcomers ranging in age from 24 to 42.

Only one former team member is on the six-member junior squad (athletes must be at least 16 and not yet 20 in the year of competition), while the rest are first-time team members. At the World Trophy, the junior men, like the senior women, More >

Old Press Releases

Old Press Releases for the Team can be found at the old News Page, which is located here:

07/20/08 Gutierrez, Kimmel Win Berry Picker selection race.

07/06/08 Gutierrez wins Vail Hillclimb

07/05/08 US Women win Gold at NACAC Mt. Champs

06/21/08 Blake, Erholz Win at Mt. Washington

06/12/08 Mount Washington Road Race hosts Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Selection Race

05/06/08 Elite Field Expected at Mt. Washington

02/01/08 Ortholite Joins Team as Official Insole

01/20/08 Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition Joins Team as Official Dietary Supplement

01/18/08 Vail Mountain Winter Uphill Race – in Memory of Team Member Lyndon Ellefson

12/13/07 2008 Teva US Mountain Running Team Selection Information now More >

Combining the Blog and the News Page

Hi All, it’s been a while since anything was posted about the Mountain Team. I decided it would make more sense to combine the Mountain Team News Page and the Blog together here at the blog pages, which allows me to keep the blog current all year long and not just info on when the team is preparing.

Lots of excitement for the upcoming Mountain Champs in September in Switzerland for the US Team. Strong mens, womens and junior teams have been assembled as the women look to defend their Junior team Silver Medal and the Women look to defend their More >


Hey Everyone,

Here are some great pictures from our fun in Switzerland…more will be coming soon. Enjoy!



Pictures from the 2007 WMRT

Some 2007 Race pictures have been uploaded to the website. Go to http://www.usmrt.com/photos.html to see them. If you took any pictures there that you wouldn’t mind sharing, email me at pkirsch@roadrunner.com and I can give you access to the Picasa account to upload them directly to the site.

-Paul KirschUSMRT Website Guy

On Cloud Nine

Hey Everyone,

The past 4 days have been a fantastic blur of events. I can’t even begin to describe how much fun I had in Switzerland. It started with a terrifying ride up a mountainous road of switchbacks for 10km on Thursday and ended with a painful long run of 20km this morning. Between that time I experienced the hardest race of my life, a silver medal, crazy europeans and lots and lots of cheese. Right now I’m in Italy recuperating with my relatives but will post pictures and details of my experience soon. I want thank Nancy, Dave, Ellen and More >

WMRT 2007 – Anna Lieb

I am very excited to be here in Switzerland! The race today was grueling, but my Colorado training paid off. After gasping past ski lifts, rasbery bushes, and enormous bell-wearing cows, I placed fourth and the Junior Women`s sped to a second place silver medal finish. My legs are sore, but I found the energy to hike to the after-race banquet and dance, and back again. Tomorrow its back to the US, math homework, and the usual routine, but its been an amazing experience here with the team in Switzerland!

Anna LiebWomen`s Junior Team

WMRT 2007 – Alex Jodidio

Hi everyone,

the world trophy race was very tough !!!!! Runners from 24 countries in the Junior men’s race and about 80 runners . The race didn’t start so fast, i was very anxious to run this race. I wasn’t to well on the 1 st lap . I finished 59th in 43 mins , this was a very good experience! i am glad that the race is over . The women’s and the juniors ran really well ! 1st by team and 2 nd by team in Juniors. Thanks to Dave ,Nancy,Richard,Ellen and all the sponsors for there support.

Alex.JMen’s Junior More >

WMRT 2007 – Zach Rivers

Howdy from Switzerland,

Well the race was not that great for me, I placed worse than last year, 63rd. I got a side sitch half way during the race and could`nt race as hard as i wanted too and got paced by more than 40 people which was not good at all. But over all it was a great time and I would love too come back to Switzerland again, or mabye Poland…hahaha. We made some Poland girls as friends and wish we could spend more thime with them because they are very cool girls.

Zach RiversJuinor Mens Team

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WMRT 2007 – Christian Thompson

Hello all. The race today was very tough. I started out conservative and then tried to pick people off. The downhills were very very steep. Although I usually do not do well on the downhills I did very very well on the hills. The race is an awesome experience. I ended up 17th overall and finished in 38:25. I was very happy that I did beat the top women Anna Pritrova. Both women teams did very very well. The jr women placed 2nd and the senior women won. The men had a much tougher day but it was still and More >