Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

Opportunities for Youth in Mountain, Trail and Skyrunning

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One of the highlights of my running career has been competing for Team USA in the junior race at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales. It was my first… Read more »

Inside Look into French National Mountain Running Team Camp

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. French translation by Tayte Pollmann. Faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française de cet article. From 28 October to 2 November, the French mountain running teams (long distance, short,… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: 1999 World Mountain Running Trophy Race Report

Written by Nancy Hobbs and Dave Dunham and originally published in September 1999 as a Microsoft Word document distributed via email. Beginning in 2009, the World Mountain Running Trophy was upgraded to the World Mountain Running Championship by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).  Kundasang, located in the state of Sabah in the country… Read more »

Team USA Wins Three Gold Medals at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by USA Team Leader Jason Bryant and WMRA Treasurer Nancy Hobbs. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Tad Davis. The NACAC Mountain Running Championships were held on Sunday, October 20, at a countryside venue located just 30 minutes from Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico. On race day, the Cerro Gordo mountain added the additional challenge… Read more »

National Champions Crowned at First Ever Waterville Valley Mountain Race

This past Sunday, the inaugural Waterville Valley Mountain Race hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships on sunlit slopes with a glimmer of fall foliage blanketing the surrounding White Mountain National Forest. Mountain running world champions went head-to-head against some of the fastest track and road runners to ever compete in the USATF Mountain Running Championships…. Read more »

Pyrenees Canfranc Alpinultras a 2020 WMRA World Cup Candidate Race

Press release by World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) council member Sergio Garasa Mayayo (Spain). ATRA founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Race sponsor Raidlight is also an ATRA corporate member.  STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Canfranc-Canfranc arrives as second stage for Alpinultras series, after Tenerife Blue Trail and before Desafío Cainejo. The 100 km… Read more »

Untold Stories from the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon

Peter Maksimow is ATRA’s Outreach & Partnership Specialist and lives in Manitou Springs, CO. He is also an elite trail runner, plogger and member of the silver medal winning US team at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Photos by Peter Maksimow. The recent Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon in Manitou Springs, Colorado… Read more »

25 Years Ago in Mountain Running: An American Takes on Europe’s Best

The following is an excerpt from 1993 World Mountain Running Championship silver medalist Dave Dunham’s August 1994 training log. Dave and several other American runners competed in events which are now considered mountain running classics. At that time the U.S. trail & mountain running scene was still in its infancy. These European mountain running races… Read more »

2019 USATF Junior Mountain Running Team Announced

USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee has named the Junior US Mountain Running Team members scheduled to compete at the 32nd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships on Friday, November 15, in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. The Team features a mixture of former Youth (U18) and Junior (U20) Team members along with… Read more »

Europeans take five of six podium spots at Pikes Peak Marathon

Press release written by Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon. Salomon and Sage Canaday are ATRA members. Photos by Peter Maksimow. MANITOU SPRINGS – With a comfortable lead and the Pikes Peak Marathon women’s race record in sight, Swiss runner Maude Mathys made the famous turn on the mountain’s 14,115-foot summit on Sunday. Keep it together,… Read more »

USATF U18 Girls’ Mountain Running Team Earns Bronze

Colorado high school runners Samantha Blair (5th place), Madeleine Burns (7th place) and Maggi Congdon (18th place) took home the team bronze medal at the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup in Susa, Italy today. The three standout cross country runners competed against elite 16-and 17-year-old off-road runners from 14… Read more »

Joe Gray and Kim Dobson Capture Pikes Peak Ascent Titles

Press release written by Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon. MANITOU SPRINGS – Joe Gray and Kim Dobson returned to familiar territory on Saturday, winning the men’s and women’s races in the 64th Pikes Peak Ascent. Gray, 35, of Colorado Springs, set the early pace and was not challenged. Leading from the starting line in Manitou… Read more »

USATF Youth Mountain Runners Race Through History in Susa Italy

A United States contingent of six athletes, two staff members and a small squad of supporters have arrived in the Susa Valley of Northwest Italy for tomorrow’s 14th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International WMRA U18 Mountain Running Youth Cup. This classic mountain running event will feature 90 of the best under… Read more »

Non-WADA Compliant Athlete Testing Programs (Part 5)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the last in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and… Read more »

Sam Sahli reflects on his European Mountain Running Adventure

Written by Sam Sahli. Sam was the top American male at the Trail World Championships this past June. Raidlight is an American Trail Running Association corporate member and sponsor of our View from the Pack series of articles. Photo above by Corsa in Montagna. The Piz Tri Vertical and the Fletta Trail races this past… Read more »