Team Press Conferences on YouTube

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.

Senior Team Hangout Press Conference on YouTube

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.

Junior Team Hangout Press Conference on YouTube

Senior Team Hangout #2 – Topics: injuries, shoe selection, nutrition, course More >

Mountain Team Press Conferences Live on YouTube tonight at 7:30ET and 9ET

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)

Watch our Team Press Conference from Today

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 2nd, Joe Gray 7th at Sierre Zinal

Stevie Kremer at the Loon Mountain Race in July

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.

Complete Race Results

Read Ian Corless’ complete roundup and podcast here


Join the USMRT for Live On-Air Press Conferences on August 14th and 15th

In mid-August, the Olympics will be over and you will still be looking for more exciting running events to follow.  Here’s your chance to meet the members of the 2012 US Mountain Running Team as we pair up with writers from Youthrunner, Runners World and Trailrunner as they do live On-Air Interviews with our 2012 Team.   They’ll be sharing their thoughts on the upcoming World Championships in Italy, what it means to them to be on the US Team, and insights into their training.

The schedule for the Press Conferences:

  • Tuesday August 14 – 5PM ET – Senior Team Press Conference #1

Sage Canaday Wins White River 50, Sets New Course Record

Sage Canaday, 2012 US Mountain Running Team Member, set a new course record at the White River 50 in Washington State.  His 6:16:10 finishing time was almost fifteen minutes ahead of the old record, set by Anton Krupicka in 2010 in a time of 6:25:29.

Read the whole race story here.

USMRT 2011 Team Member Kasie Enman sets new course record at Giir Di Mont Skymarathon

Leading from start to finish, Kasie Enman set a new course record today at the Giir Di Mont Skymarathon with a time of 3:45:50.  Results and story here

Interview with 2012 Junior Team Member Heather Bates

Heather Bates interview after setting a new course record at the Rocky Mountain State Games 5K.


US Junior Mountain Running Team Announced

Four junior men and three junior women to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Ponte di Legno, Italy on September 2nd

Athletes representing six states comprise the 2012 U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team (  The team will accompany the senior team members as they compete at the 2012 World Mountain Running Championships in Ponte di Legno, Italy on September 2. (

The athletes include:


Baxter Arguinchona (Age 19, Spokane, WA) is heading into his sophomore year at Seattle University and will be competing on his first Mountain Running Team.  Arguinchona was a decorated runner at Lewis & Clark High More >

2011 USMRT Team Member Kasie Enman finishes 2nd at Dolomites Sky Race

2011 US Mountain Running Team Member Kasie Enman, who is on a 3 week quadfecta in Europe, finished second at the grueling Dolomites 22 kilometer Sky Race on July 22nd.  See the full results here.

Kasie, like many of the competitors, toughed out some scrapes, cuts and blisters in the race.  If you want to see her photo aftermath, check out her blog post about it (titled “Wound Reel”, it will make you appreciate all of the layers of skin on your feet.)

You can see pictures from the race here.