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Mountain Team Member Michele Yates Wins USA 50 Mile Trail Championships

The USA 50 Mile Trail Championships was hosted by Nueces and race directors Joe and Joyce Prusaitis. Their races always have a festive and social atmosphere, from the day before the race until the morning after the race. Friends gather from all over to discuss apprehensions or excitement of the coming challenge beforehand, then reassemble post-race to share their experiences of the day. This race day began with a light frost and temperatures in the mid-30s, but warmed throughout the day into the mid-60s. The course consists of three 16.67 mile loops over hilly and very rocky terrain. Joe is often More >

Michele Yates

USMRT Athletes Win USA 100k Trail Champs

US Mountain Running Team members Sage Canaday and Michele Yates (formerly Suszek) took top honors at the USA 100k Trail Champs in Bandera, TX.  Here is the full press release from the race director:

A multitude of runners on a day with a multitude of weather changes make for an epic event guaranteed to leave some lasting memories. At 7:30am 882 trail runners fade into the damp & misty morning. With the ground dripping wet and saturated with moisture, the gooey mud quickly becomes the main issue.

With a stellar field of runners in for the USA 100km Trail Championships as well More >

Jungfrau Marathon: Siegerinnen Damen

2013 US Team Selection Criteria Published

For following are selection criteria for US team’s at: WMRA NACAC Mountain Running Championships, WMRA World Mountain Long Distance Championships and IAU Trail World Championships (50k).  If you are looking for the selection criteria for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete at the World Championships in Poland, go here.

NACAC Mountain Running Championships –  U.S. Team Selection 2013 The 10th NACAC Mountain Running Championships will be held on July 21, 2013, at the Cranmore Mountain Race in North Conway, NH.  The host of these Championships have rotated between the USA, Canada, and Mexico.  Our US Women have won More >

Qualifying for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team

This year the USA Mountain Running Championships return to Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, NH for the 26th Annual Cranmore Hill Climb on July 21st.  The race will also serve as the NACAC Mountain Running Championships with team from the US, Canada and Mexico competing for the NACAC title for 2013.

This will serve as the sole qualifying race for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete in Krynica Zdrój, Poland on September 8th.  The top 6 US Men (USATF Members and US Citizens) and top 4 women (USATF Members and US Citizens) at Cranmore will make the team.  More >

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Kerri Lyons and Cody Moat win the USA Trail Marathon Championships

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 >

USATF MUT Council Accepting Nominations for Runner of the Year

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:

  1. 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 >

Google Hangout Interview with Members of the 2012 Women’s Team

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).

Video of the Women’s Gold Medal Ceremony

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.

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

Follow the World Mountain Champs Live on Italian TV

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

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


David Roche and Megan Kimmel win USA 10k Trail Running Championships

The fourth annual Continental Divide Trail Race took place in Laurel Springs, NC, on Saturday, August 25th.   The course crosses over each side the Eastern Continental Divide twice.  Racers are test by a challenging course that former US Mountain Running Team member Megan Kimmel described as “true to the sport of trail running.”  This is no run in the park.  The terrain and footing vary frequently with climbs, descents, flats, grass, double track, and tight single track.  David Roche appreciated the sections of off-camber, rocky, and rooty trail racing; calling it a race of truth.  “How hard are you willing to go on the trails? Cause it is going to hurt.” The More >