Team 2008

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.

Joe Gray wins 12K Canadian Mountain Champs in North Vancouver

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.

Full Results here:

Gutierrez and Cuellar win at La Luz Trail Race in New Mexico

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 >

Gates 3rd at Telfes Grand Prix Race

Rickey Gates finished 3rd at the European Grand Prix race in Telfes, Austria.

Results are here:

Read Rickey’s Blog Post about the race here:

Gates 1st at Grintovec Race

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:

Photos here:

Course and Race info here:

Rickey’s race Report Here:

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 to see them. If you took any pictures there that you wouldn’t mind sharing, email me at and I can give you access to the Picasa account to upload them directly to the site.

-Paul KirschUSMRT Website Guy