Posts By: Richard Bolt

2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs and Jason Bryant and approved by the MUT Council. The World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships is regulated by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The U.S. Long… Read more »

Silver Medal Winning Team USA shares experiences from the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: This article was updated on October 20, 2017 to show Francisco Puppi (Italy) as the winner of the men’s race after Petro Mamu was disqualified for a doping violation.  Following the US silver medal day – two… Read more »

Silver Times Three for Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: The Team USA men’s results in this article have been updated following the disqualification of Petro Mamu for a doping violation.  Team USA secured two team silver medals, an individual silver and individual bronze at this year’s… Read more »

Team USA shares experiences from the World Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Chairperson. Following the US haul of five medals – three bronze, one silver, and a gold – from yesterday’s competition at the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships, the athletes reflect on the course and the experience. Junior Competition: Distance – 6.5 kilometers with 1800+- feet of… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Liberty Lake, Washington

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Liberty Lake, Washington, population 8,600. TRAIL TOWN: From white sandy beaches to the vibrant greenery of… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Six elite US mountain runners representing five states and ranging in age from 16 to 37, will represent Team USA at the 14th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships this fall. The 2017 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place in Golden, BC, Canada,… Read more »

Book Review: The Trail Runner’s Companion

Book review written by Laura Clark for our Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, 5Ks to Ultras, by Sarah Lavender Smith. Falcon, 2017. The first thing I do when I approach a book is admire the jacket, glance at the table of contents and… Read more »

Where Buffalo Roam and Runners Run

Written by Mike Teger for ATRA’s Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Mike lives and runs on the trails near his home in Colorado Springs. An ATRA member, Mike was the – in his words, “lucky recipient” – of a race entry provided by Spectrum Sports Management to ATRA for its monthly e-newsletter giveaway. I have… Read more »