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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.

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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 (www.usmrt.com).  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. (http://www.wmrc2012.it)

The athletes include:

JUNIOR MEN

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.

Joe Gray (1st), James Gosselin (2nd), Robert Karr (3rd)

2012 NACAC Mountain Running Championship Results

The 9th NACAC Mountain Running Championships was hosted at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, Canada, on a rain-soaked morning. While the weather forecast called for clearing skies, temperatures were in the upper 50s at the start with humidity at 94% amid cloud-filled overcast skies. The conditions at the finish line some 1100 meters up the mountain, were slightly cooler with rain showers filling puddles of water around the finish area, while mist rolled off the trees.

The 11 kilometer course included a variety of terrain from significant ascents to a few steep and technical descents, rocky hillsides with grades up to 40%, and some single More >

2012 USMRT Member Stevie Kremer wins XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run, sets new course record.

July 15, 2012 (Beaver Creek Resort – Avon, CO) – J. Marshall Thomson, 33, and Stevie Kremer, 28, won the XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run half-marathon course on a beautiful summer morning at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO, today.

Both are from Crested Butte, Colo., and both are experienced – and successful – trail runners. For Thomson, it’s his second XTERRA victory in as many chances having won the XTERRA Cheyenne 24K in Colorado Springs back in April.  Today he led from start to finish and crossed the line more than two minutes ahead of runner-up Jacob Malcomb from Marietta, More >

Pictures from the Loon Mountain Race

Some great photos today at the race.  The photographers are hard at work editing them and will be posting them over the next day.  Here’s a link to their sites:

Joe Viger’s Loon Photos

Scott Mason’s Loon Photos

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US Women’s Mountain Team for 2012 Finalized at Loon Mountain

L-R Stevie Kremer, Brandy Erholtz, Melody Fairchild, Morgan Arritola

In possibly the most competitive field in US Women’s Mountain Running ever assembled, 3 new team members were named and one multi-time team member.

Morgan Arritola of Ketchum, Idaho, in her first mountain team qualifier, won the race in a time of 46:16, followed in second by Melody Fairchild of Denver, Colorado in a time of 47:06.  In third is returning team member Brandy Erholtz of Evergreen, Colorado, who finished in 48:06.  Finishing out the top 4 was Stevie Kremer of Crested Butte, CO in a time 48:21.

Narrowly missing the team was 2011 More >