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On a crisp fall morning in Seeley, Wisconsin, more than 250 runners headed out at the Birkie Trail Runs, site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Trail Running Championships. In order to combat the near-freezing temperatures, race leaders set a blistering pace in the early miles. “Joe (Gray), and I took it out hard,”... Read more »

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Ugandan runners sweep the senior men’s podium while Joe Gray leads the U.S. men finishing a solid fourth. While the U.S. senior women are first to finish all their runners in the top 30, it’s only good enough for a fifth place team result. This was the first World Mountain Running Championship since 2005 where... Read more »

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Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine by the 7:00 a.m. start for today’s USATF 30km Trail Championships held in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Ultra in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coupled with temperatures in the mid-50s, there were bound to be some fast times on the course in spite of some wear and tear on the... Read more »

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On a range of mountains along the Polish / Czech Republic border, Śnieżka peak rises 5259 feet above sea level and would be twice climbed by America’s top off-road runners at the 15th Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Race morning saw the mountain shrouded in gray clouds, wind and rain with temperatures in the 30’s... Read more »

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Written by Nancy Hobbs & Lin Gentling. Photos by Richard Bolt. Today’s USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin, saw a familiar face in Joseph Gray winning his 13th national title. The 33-year-old from Colorado Springs, CO, bested a competitive field to take the win with a time of 1:10:11. “I haven’t done the... Read more »

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On a nearly cloudless morning, 1800 runners set off from Manitou Springs, Colorado with the goal of ascending 7800 feet over 13+ miles to reach the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak, site of the famed Pikes Peak Ascent. Ascent veteran and last year’s winner Joseph Gray, 33, Colorado Springs, confidently took the lead after about... Read more »

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Press release written by Paul Kirsch, Mount Washington Road Race.  Photos by Joe Viger Photography. Joe Gray gets fourth straight title while Shannon Payne gets her second win at Mount Washington. PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – Shannon Payne (pictured above) has special memories of the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. After winning it in... Read more »

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Press release from the Mount Washington Road Race. Mount Washington has been the USATF Mountain Running Championships in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Joe Gray, Brandy Erholtz, Eric Blake and Sage Canaday are all past members of the US Mountain Running Team. 7.6 miles, 4600′ of ascent and only one hill! Joe Gray Looks... Read more »

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Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council Chairperson Nancy Hobbs. Photos by USATF Championship Liaison Richard Bolt.  Nancy and Richard also work for the American Trail Running Association.  The largest field in the 31-year history of the Cranmore Mountain Race enjoyed temperatures in the mid-50s under cloudy skies at the Cranmore Mountain Resort,... Read more »

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Joe Gray and Brandy Erholtz Favorites at the historic footrace up the auto-road. Gray to compete against former winners Canaday and Blake, along with Kenyan, Francis Wangari, and top cyclist Cameron Cogburn. Race day is June 17, 2017 – 9:00 AM. PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – One man in this year’s Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington... Read more »

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It’s easy to view elite runners as superhuman. When they’re cruising to 100-mile victories or eviscerating speed records, they sure don’t seem like mortals. But the best athletes weren’t always that way. They made mistakes, grew and received guidance from more experienced mentors. Trail Runner took the opportunity to ask a number of highly accomplished … Continue reading "10 Accomplished Trail Runners Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Gotten"

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Joe Gray dominates and leads men to top of podium. Team USA women take bronze medal. September 11, 2016 – At the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships held today in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, Joe Gray, in his ninth consecutive appearance on the US Mountain Running Team, led from start to finish for an impressive victory... Read more »

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