At last weekend’s NW Mountain Running Championships US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) for 1st place and $800 in prize money. Before yesterday’s Xterra Trail Running National Championships Max told Joe that this would be a “rematch”. True to his name, the King (Max) reigned supreme beating not only Joe Gray but also Eugene based speedsters Ben Bruce and Ryan Bak. Lisa Goldsmith – team member in 1997 and 2006, finished 5th overall in 1:27:52. Also competing were team staff members Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. Hobbs finished 2nd in the More >
To all those of you guys on the team this year who thought the shorts were short, I wore the USA TEVA shorts as part of my outfit for 80′s day at my school, and i was told that they were too short for school regulations. Even for 80′s day.
Contact: Nancy Hobbs, Chair, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council
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For Release: September 24, 2008
Nominations open for 2008
USATF Mountain Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Ultra Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Contributor of the Year
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running will select the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year and Ultra Runners of the Year based on nominations received from interested athletes, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport. The following is the selection criteria for the 2008 USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year:
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Well I’m back home finally, and yes i’m very sleepless, every since I returned to the US I have gotten up around 5ish everyday. My thoughts on the worlds are a bit mixed, yet positive.
I’m very happy we won a medal, it was the greatest team accomplishment I have ever experienced, and on top of that Simon, the veteran of the team was able to cherish a well deserved medal after many years competing at the world trophy, so that was the icing on the cake for me. The trip was amazing as well, and the party for the race, More >
I still have not found the words to describe the feeling Ihad when a race timing official peeked his head out of thetiming trailer at the finish line, and gave us the thumbs upand said” US men, bronze medal”
A degree of disbelief ? Wanting to believe but notwanting to get too excited for fear of the possibility of anerror? But then again, as we finished the team was greeted by Ricky and Joe,they had been looking out for the team finishes and were saying….WE DID IT !
What an amazing feeling, after 4-5 years of believing thatthe US men could medal. More >
Latest Athlete Spotlight courtesy of usmrt.com writer James Doakhttp://www.usmrt.com/spotlight.html
Fresh from his 16th place finish at the World Mountain Running Championship the previous weekend, Teva US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) to win the Northwest Mountain Running Championships at Mt. Hood.
Starting and finishing at Timberline Lodge, the 6 mile “up/down” course featured 2000′ of climb and descent on pave road, dirt road, ski slope, rough single-track, the PCT and just a touch of snow at the top of the course. The weather conditions during the race (starting at high-noon) saw frequent rain showers, temperatures ranging from the high 40′s at the More >