Story by Jason Bryant:
Saturday morning in Moab came crisp and cool. But with the sun rising over the desert landscape, the temperatures heat up quickly as did the racing at Moab Trail Marathon. The Moab Trail Marathon was serving as the USA Trail Marathon Championships which attracted a highly competitive field on both the men’s and women’s sides. Toeing the line were US mountain team members, previous male and female trail/mountain champions, fast roadies(2:14 marathon guy, 35 minute 10K gal), hardened mountain goats, and a Spartan Racing World Champion. Yes, you could say it was quite the mix of competitors. Question More >
Each year the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council awards runner of the year awards in Mountain, Ultra and Trail Categories, both open and master. The following criteria should be used when nominating an athlete:
- Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/ultra/trail competitions for 2012 (November 1, 2011 through October 1, 2012). For mountain and trail runners, this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance. USATF ultra runners of the year will be based on results on trail and More >
Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World met with some members Team USA in a Google Hangout tonight. Check out what they all had to say about World’s. (With Morgan Arritola, Melody Fairchild, and Stevie Kremer and staff member Nancy Hobbs).
The 2012 US Women’s squad returned to the top of the podium in Italy this year. Here’s a video with some photos of them in the race and the gold medal awards ceremony.
Follow the US Mountain Running Team live online this coming Sunday (or Saturday night where you may live) by watching the live TV broadcast on Italian TV. Italy is 6 hours ahead of the East Coast, 9 Hours ahead of the West Coast.
The local race times on Sunday are as follows 09H40: Start of Junior Women race 09H45: Start of Junior Men race 10H30: Start of Senior Women race 11H00: Start of Senior Men Race
Did you get to watch our LIVE Google Hangout on Air press conferences earlier this week? If not, you can watch them on YouTube here:
Senior Team Hangout #1 – Topics: training, race prep, roads vs. trails. Staff +Ellen Miller, +Richard Bolt, +Paul Kirsch – athletes +Joseph Gray,+Tommy Manning, +Stevie Kremer, +Morgan Arritola, +Glenn Randall and from Runner’s World magazine +Jeff Dengate.
Junior Team Hangout – Topics: what it means to be on the team, favorite USA uniform piece, training, travel, mountain running vs. XC. Staff +Paul Kirsch,+Richard Bolt – athletes +Billy Fayette, +Kelly Lawson, +Jordan Chavez,+Clare Moretz.
Senior Team Hangout #2 – Topics: injuries, shoe selection, nutrition, course More >
We’re doing a conference at 7:30 (ET) with the Junior Team, with Dan Kesterson from Youth Runner interviewing them.
At 9PM (ET) we’ll be doing another conference with some of our Senior Team Members with Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World.
Check them out here (they will appear in the Feed as they start)
We did our first ever team press conference today, with members of our Senior Men’s and Women’s Teams joining in, along with writer Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World. We had team members joining us from Germany as well as across the United States. Check out the video below. We’ll be having two more press conferences tomorrow, August 15th- 7:30 PM for our Junior Team and at 9PM for our Senior Team.
Stevie Kremer took little time to adjust to life in Europe with an impressive 2nd Place finish in the women’s race at the famed Sierre-Zinal race. On the men’s side, Joe Gray also finished in an impressive 7th overall.
Sierre-Zinal features a course of 31 km with 2200m ascent and 800m descent.
Read Ian Corless’ complete roundup and podcast here