Alex Kurt June 19, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 1

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The Mount Washington Road Race, which began in 1904 and has run annually since 1966, has served as the U.S. Mountain Running Championships and USMRT qualifiers four times. Bolt says it was selected as the qualifier this year because of its similarity to the World Championship course, which will be an uphill climb. The World Mountain Running Championship course alternates between a climb in even years and an up-and-down course in odd years.

The women’s USMRT will be determined at the Loon Mountain Race July 8 in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The top four American women will qualify to represent the United States at September’s World Championship.

Complete Mount Washington results can be found here: http://coolrunning.com/results/12/nh/Jun16_52ndNo_set1.shtml


Big Horn Trail Run

Montanans swept the top spots in 100-mile, 50-mile and 50K at Saturday’s Big Horn Trail Run in Dayton, Wyoming. Mike Foote of Missoula, won the 100-mile race (which started Friday) in 18:36:42, breaking the course record of 18:43:37 set by fellow Montanan Mike Wolfe in 2010. Foote was nearly two hours ahead of runner-up W. Jared Scott of Greenwood Village, Colorado, who crossed the line in 20:27:11, edging out Eugene, Oregon’s Dan Olmstead, who finished third in 20:32:40.

Boulder, Colorado’s Darcy Africa won the women’s race, finishing sixth overall in 22:27:26, breaking her own course record of 23:22:21 from 2007. Runner-up Missy Gosney, of Durango, Colorado, finished 21st overall in 24:46:51, and Suzanne Lewis, of Salt Lake City, finished third (25th overall) in 25:46:10.

In the 50-mile, Bozeman’s Damian Stoy won in 7:49:36, edging Park City, Utah’s Dominick Layfield, who was second in 7:52:08. Kyle Pietari of Edgewater, Colorado, was third in 7:57:07. Amie Blackham of Draper, Utah, won the women’s race and finished 10th overall in 9:35:28, over half an hour ahead of runner-up Meaghen Brown of Missoula, who was 19th overall in 10:08:52. Alison Forney-Gorman, also of Missoula, finished third (19th overall) in 10:12:23.

Complete results, as well as results for the 50K and 30K races, can be found here: http://bighorntrailrun.com/2012results.html


Highlands Sky 40 Mile Trail Run

Both the men’s and women’s course records went down at the Highlands Sky 40 Mile Trail Run Saturday in Davis, West Virginia. Frank Gonzalez of Forest, Virginia, won the men’s and overall races in 5:51:00, nearly eight minutes ahead of runner-up Robert Smith of Huntington, West Virginia, who finished in 5:58:41. Adam Casseday of Beverly, West Virginia, finished third in 6:18:13.

In the women’s race, Ragan Petrie of Arlington, Virginia, won and placed 10th overall in 7:03:51. Emily Warner of Winchester, Virginia, finished second, 25th overall, in 7:55:51. Rachel Corrigan of Fort Haywood, Virginia, was third, 27th overall, in 7:57:41.

Complete results can be found here: http://www.wvmtr.org/events/highlands-sky-40m-trail-run/highlands-sky-2012-results-race-reports-photos/


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