Posts Categorized: ITRA

ITRA Responds to U.S. Ultra-Trail Race Directors’ Open Letter About UTMB Qualifying

[Editors Note] The following press release is from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in response to an open letter from nine U.S. ultra-trail race directors published on ultrarunning.com and trailrunningmag.com. We are publishing ITRA’s response in the interest of promoting an open discussion about the role of organizations like ITRA in the U.S. trail… Read more »

International Trail Running Association elects new Steering Committee

ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt has been elected to this new ITRA steering committee.  Richard is also the United States delegate to the World Mountain Running Association’s annual Congress Meeting and a long-time member of USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Council.   Following the adoption of the new International Trail… Read more »

American Men Win Bronze at the IAU Trail World Championship

Written by US team leaders Jason Bryant and Richard Bolt. Photo above by iRunFar. Photos below by Richard Bolt. After last year’s medal drought, the men’s US Ultra Trail Team fought a close battle with Italy to win a bronze medal. Scoring team members Mario Mendoza, Cody Reed and Andy Wacker finished with a total… Read more »

2016 Trail World Championship announces drug testing results

Press release from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). ITRA’s athlete drug testing program is formally known as its Health Policy. Athletes tested: The procedure was to test the top 10 men and women from the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) general ranking and the best men and woman from each delegation. On the 77… Read more »

Team USA shares Trail World Championships experiences

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. On Sunday, October 30, the day after the Trail World Championships, the nine athletes and two staff of Team USA shared thoughts about the event. The nine-member contingent was asked two questions: 1) What one word would you use to describe the course;… Read more »

Trail World Championships takes its toll on Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association Only four of seven starters for the squad reach the finish line At today’s IAU Trail World Championships in Portugal, Team USA was at a deficit from the start. With injuries plaguing the initial ten-member squad (5 men/5 women), only seven made the… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team ready, set, go for IAU Trail Championships

The US Ultra Trail Team will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships this coming Saturday, October 29, in Braga, Portugal. The start and finish for the 85.5 kilometer trail race will be at the Rio Caldo bridge in Braga. The course will include 5,000 meters of total… Read more »