2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Wins Silver and Bronze in Italy

2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Wins Silver and Bronze in ItalyAccount by Dave Dunham with edits and additional quotes by Nancy Hobbs Madesimo, Italy The 25th running of the World Mountain Running Championships were held under clear and crisp blue skies with temperatures in the upper 50s for the start of the competition. The venue was in the winter ski village of Madesimo, Italy, located three hours by bus from Milan. The course was lined with fans not only from the host country, but with worldwide fans. The sound of ringing cowbells and pulsating air horns filled the air. A total of More >

Preliminary results from Italy

From Nancy Hobbs:

World Champs results — senior men: Andrew Benford 13; Joe Gray 16: Matt Byrne 42, Zac Freudenberg 46; Rickey Gates 47; Tim Parr 48. 6th place out of 23 teams. Team score 117…Eritrea first with 24 points, Italy second with 29 points, Turkey 3 with 75 points. USA Senior women bronze; individual bronze junior — silver medal. Top Junior man was Brandon Lord in 4th. More results coming.

Live twitter posts for the World Championships

Go to http://www.twitter.com/usmrt to see live posts from today’s Mountain Champs. If you are reading our blog at the blog site and not via rss feed, you can also see it on the right hand side of the page.

Former Team Member Paul Low previews the men’s race

Paul Low has a great preview of the men’s race as his blog. Here’s the link:http://thelowplace.blogspot.com/2009/09/brief-preview-for-senior-mens-team-race.html

Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Set to Depart for World Championships

Colorado Springs, CO — The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy, on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Campodolcino is located in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region located approximately 100 kilometers north of Milan. This year’s team will arrive at the race venue in Italy on Thursday, September 3 and includes the following athletes: (*Ages are listed at time of World Championships)

Senior Men: Joseph Gray, 25, Lakewood, WA; Zac Freudenberg, 31, St. Louis, MO; Matt Byrne, 34, Scranton, PA; Tim Parr, 27, Gunnison, CO, Andrew Benford, 22, Ravenswood, VA, and More >