Contact: Nancy Hobbs, Chair, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council
(719) 573-4133 or email@example.com
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:
1) Nominated More >
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 >
The thought of medaling as a team at the World Mountain Running Trophy didn’t really start till 2004 for me. A few of the USA team members were enjoying the pizza and wine in a small Italian restaurant in the mountain town of Sauze d’Oulx Italy after an eighth place team finish. Simon Gutierrez remarked that we were really not too far away from medaling and after looking at the results we were in striking distance for next year.
A year later in New Zealand we finished 6th. Again we were close but couldn’t get the medal. Then 2006 rolled around More >
Some pictures, courtesy of Richard Bolt, Dave Dunham, Nancy Hobbs and Peter Hartley. If you were there and have more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can upload them to the team website.
Peter Hartley,Richard Bolt and nancy Hobbs’ pics:http://picasaweb.google.com/tevausmrt/Wmrt2008#
Dave Dunham’s Pics:http://picasaweb.google.com/doubledmtnman/2008WorldTrophy#