Posts Tagged: Challenge Stellina

Team USA Announced for Challenge Stellina

The 35th edition of Challenge Stellina, a 14.3K uphill race with 1500 meters of climb, will take place Sunday, August 27, 2023, in Susa, Italy, and Team USA will be on the start line. Four athletes, two men and two women, along with one staffer, will travel to Italy to represent the United States. For… Read more »

Joseph Gray and Grayson Murphy Win Italy’s Challenge Stellina

Double Gold for 2019 World Mountain Running Champions Joseph Gray and Grayson Murphy at Challenge Stellina: U.S. men and women’s teams earn bronze. At the 34th running of Challenge Stellina in Susa, Italy, on August 28, 2022, Americans Joseph Gray (Colorado Springs, CO) and Grayson Murphy (Bozeman, MT) notched gold medal performances. Both USA’s men’s… Read more »

Looking Back 30 Years – Dave Dunham’s Challenge Stellina

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Story and photos by Dave Dunham. Dave is the 1993 World Mountain Running Championship sliver medalist, winner of multiple iconic American mountain running races and has been on several world championship teams in ultra and mountain running. He works for the US Treasury Department and lives with his wife Cathy in Bradford, MA. I heard… Read more »

America’s Best Mountain Runners Return to Challenge Stellina

For more than a quarter century elite American athletes have crossed the pond for one of Europe’s historic mountain running races, the Challenge Stellina in Susa, Italy. Impressive past American performances include World Mountain Running Championship silver medalist Dave Dunham who ran 1h22:48 in 1994. US Mountain Running Team members Paul Low and Simon Gutierrez… 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 »

Norway’s Bugge and Ireland’s McCormack win the 2018 Memorial Partigiani Stellina

Memorial Partigiani Stellina press release written by: Alex Scolari. Photos by: Damiano Benedetto / Alexis Courthoud. A huge plateau of international elite mountain runners leaded more than 200 athletes this morning on the tracks of Memorial Partigiani Stellina Susa, which celebrated its 30th birthday. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, the Stellina returned to the original… Read more »

Stellina 2018 – Italian Mountain Running Classic Celebrates 30 years

Editors Note: Dave Dunham was one of the first American mountain runners to race Challenge Stellina finishing 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1994. Other American who have raced Challenge Stellina include: Mike Casner (1996), Richard Bolt (1999), Richard Schelley (1999), Paul Low (2003), Mark Werner (2003), Kelli Lusk (2004), Eric Morse (2004), Simon Gutierrez… Read more »