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 >
Rickey Gates finished 3rd at the European Grand Prix race in Telfes, Austria.
Results are here:http://www.wmra.ch/files/results/grand_prix/2008/4th_race.pdf
Read Rickey’s Blog Post about the race here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/08/slovenia-into-italy-race-in-austria-on.html
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:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/2008_results.pdf
Course and Race info here:http://www.kgtpapez.com/eng/index.asp
Rickey’s race Report Here:http://mostlypaved.blogspot.com/2008/07/bike-arrives-500k-of-biking-2-races.html
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 for the Team can be found at the old News Page, which is located here:
07/06/08 Gutierrez wins Vail Hillclimb
06/21/08 Blake, Erholz Win at Mt. Washington
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 >
Here are some great pictures from our fun in Switzerland…more will be coming soon. Enjoy!
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 email@example.com and I can give you access to the Picasa account to upload them directly to the site.
-Paul KirschUSMRT Website Guy
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 >
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