Posts Tagged: mountain running

Looking Back 30 Years – Dave Dunham’s Challenge Stellina

Challenge Stellina

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 »

Eli Hemming and Bailey Kowalczyk Lead Americans at Sierre-Zinal

October 11 UPDATE: 2022 race winner Mark Kangogo (Kenya) has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for 2 banned substances at Sierre-Zinal. Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photo above: @jsaragossa. [Editor’s Note: 2022 USATF Mountain… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup – Krkonošský Half Marathon Preview

Krkonošský Half Marathon

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Jiří Kottas. This Sunday, 7th August, the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup visits Janské Lázně in the Czech Republic for the 3rd Silver Label race of the year, Krkonošský… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Is Breaking New Ground In Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Above photo: Joe Viger Photography. The week before Lauren Gregory won the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships, Tabor (Scholl) Hemming made history by being the first former US… Read more »

Kipngeno and Njeru Unstoppable at Italy’s Giir di Mont Uphill

Giir di Mont

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyan pair continue their winning streaks in a new addition to an old classic on the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. There were wonderful conditions for the… Read more »

Elisa Desco and Petro Mamu Descend to Victory at Giir di Mont

Giir di Mont

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. For the first time in 3 years athletes from 14 countries stood in the streets of Premana, Italy this morning. Before them lay the 32km of Giir… 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 »

Italy’s Giir di Mont Race – The First World Cup Double-Header

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. For the first time since 2019, the Mountain Running world will descend on Premana, Italy this weekend for the 28th edition of Giir di Mont mountain running race. After a… Read more »

Dan Curts Brings A Hefty Dose of Track Speed to Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Photo above by Michael Scott. Dan Curts grew up in Ellsworth, Maine near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. In high school he competed in track and cross country… Read more »

World Cup Race Preview: France’s Montée du Nid d’Aigle

World Cup

Written by Maria Avila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. The Montée du Nid d’Aigle is a classic mountain race incorporated into this year’s WMRA World Cup Golden Label courses. The 19,5 km route ends at one… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Race Preview – Austria’s Grossglockner Berglauf

Grossglockner

Grossglockner Berglauf preview written by Paul Halford for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyans Joyce Njeru and Lengen Lolkurraru are back to defend their titles as the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup reaches round four for the season with the Grossglockner Berglauf in Austria on Sunday. A World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

Mountain Running National Championship Double-header Coming to Northeast U.S.

Mountain Running Championship

Two races, 12 miles, 6800’ of vertical, twelve automatic US Mountain Running Team spots on offer This weekend will kick off the first-ever back-to-back weekend double-header of USATF Championships in Mountain Running. On Saturday, July 2, the popular Whiteface Mountain Race will host the USATF Mountain Running Championships in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New… Read more »

Alyssa Sauro Wins the 2022 International U18 Mountain Running Cup

Written by U.S. Team manager Andrew Simmons. Andrew is also head coach at Lifelong Endurance and head coach at Peak Performance Running. Photos by Nancy Hobbs, Andrew Simmons and Marco Gulberti. The 15th annual International U18 Mountain Running Cup started out with a bang on Sunday, June 26, in Saluzzo, Italy. The U.S. girls’ team… Read more »

U.S. Team Geared Up For Sunday’s International U18 Mountain Running Cup

U18 Mountain Running

Written by U.S. Team manager Andrew Simmons. Andrew is also head coach at Lifelong Endurance and head coach at Peak Performance Running. The U.S. Under 18 Mountain Running Team arrived in Saluzzo, Italy for the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup organized by the World Mountain Running Association and Federazione Italiana Di Atletica Leggera. Eight… Read more »

Clonmel Ireland Hosts World Masters Test Race & Press Event

Tipperary County community comes together to organize the 21st edition of this prestigious international mountain running race as it prepares to welcome the world in September. On Saturday evening, 18 June 2022, international delegates, local community leaders, sponsors and event organizers gathered at the historic Clonmel Town Hall to kick off an official welcome for… Read more »

Joseph Gray and Kim Dobson Win Again at Mount Washington

Announcement from the Mount Washington Road Race. Mt Washington has hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Photo by Joe Viger Photography. Gray and Dobson win again with short course records. Weather conditions force shortened course for second time in 61 years. Dobson makes history. Gray on the verge of… Read more »