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.

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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 >

Teva US Mountain Running Team scores two team and one individual medal at the world mountain running trophy.

For the first time in the history of US mountain running the team took home two team medals as the women’s team repeated with a Gold medal performance and the women’s junior team scored silver. In addition Laura Haefeli took home the first ever women’s individual medal with her third place finish.

The day of racing over the 4KM course with 1000 feet of climb and descent commenced with the junior women. The field of 53 of the best mountain runners under the age of 20 sprinted out of the sport stadium in the mountain town of Ovronnaz. The Teva US More >

WMRT 2007 Results

Here are some quick results from the races here in Ovronnaz:

Senior Womens Team Wins GOLD for the second straight year. Laura Haefeli finishes 3rd. Junior Womens Team wins SILVER – 1 point ahead of Turkey. Anna Lieb – 4th place, Maria Dalzot – 8th place. Senior Men finish 11th of 25th. Payton Batliner – 25th place. Junior Men finish 11th of 16 teams. More to follow soon……Richard BoltTeam LeaderTeva US Mountain Running Team

Ovronnaz, here we come!

Hey Everyone,

Almost one week until the Championship; I can’t believe it! I am getting very anxious to leave and can no longer concentrate on my school work. I have been going to bed early every night to make the time adjustment easier. Last night lights were out by 8:45. My goal is to work my way down to at least 8:30 so that I can sleep most of the time on the plane.

My training has gone very well leading up to the race. I will hit around 67 miles for the week with a solid 3 x 2 mile More >

Flagstaff Mountain

Today I ran from Balch Fieldhouse to the top of Flagstaff Mountain. Sort of a last tune up workout before hand. The rest of the team went up to 8500 feet and went for a medium distance run on the Switzerland Trail. I felt really good going up Flagstaff. A couple of spots I kind of got lost and at the top I wasnt sure if it was the very top but I am pretty sure that it was. I ended up running from the trailhead to the top of Flagstaff in 18:36. I came down 3 minutes slower because More >