Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

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 »

US Team Selection Criteria for 2019 NACAC Mountain Running Championships

For the 2019 NACAC Mountain Running Championship, the following Team USATF selection criteria has been approved by USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee on July 12, 2019. The 16th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The course will… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Broken Arrow Skyrace “Race Report”

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. Broken Arrow Skyrace is an American Trail Running Association race member. e.g. Exploring everything that is awesome about the Broken Arrow Skyrace even when you’re not racing. The Broken Arrow Skyrace,… Read more »

Sahli and Arritola earn berths on Team USA at Broken Arrow Skyrace

At today’s Broken Arrow 26K Skyrace in Squaw Valley, CA, Sam Sahli, 24, Evergreen, CO, and Morgan Arritola (pictured above – photo by Michael Scott), 33, Ketchum, ID, edged out a competitive field to earn the final automatic spots on the USATF Long Distance Mountain Running Team scheduled to compete in Argentina on November 16…. Read more »

4th Annual Broken Arrow Skyrace hosts the world in Olympic Valley

Now in its fourth year, the successful Broken Arrow Skyrace has added a new element to the five day, four distance festival of off-road racing – the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) World Cup. Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and a stones throw from scenic Lake Tahoe, Broken Arrow’s challenging 26 km race will… Read more »

Mount Washington race sees a record three winners crest the summit

Written by John Stifler for the Mount Washington Road Race. Photos by American Trail Running Association corporate member Joe Viger Photography. The Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race today witnessed the first tie in its 59-year history, as Brittni Hutton, of Lubbock, Texas, and Heidi Caldwell, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, hit the finish-line tape… Read more »

Mount Washington Elite Field Preview

Written by Paul Kirsch. A note from Paul – “This race is always a highlight of my Summer. Mount Washington is storied event and it’s an honor to work with the elite athletes who come from around the world to compete. I wanted to write up a little more about the field than fits in… Read more »