USATF Mountain Running Championships – Fuel 100 Athletes Setting the Pace July 01 2016, 0 Comments

Joseph Gray running a tune-up race in preparation for the USATF Mountain Running Championships that will be held July 3, 2016 at the Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

 

The USATF Mountain Running Championships will be held July 3, 2016 at the Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire.  Join Fuel 100 Electro-Bites in supporting our sponsored athletes Joe Gray and Nancy Hobbs as they test their metal against the best runners in the country on one of the toughest courses in the world.

Loon Mountain, host of the 2016 USATF Mountain Running Championships, is a lung-crushing and quad-straining course that ascends a mammoth 2,200 vertical feet in just 6.6 miles. Participants race up a mountain with some sections as steep as 40 percent. The kilometer ascent of North Peak via a black diamond ski trail known affectionately as “The Boss” is particularly challenging.  According to the USATF, the top six men and the top four women will earn automatic berths on the 2016 U.S. Mountain Running Team.

 

 

Joseph Gray crossing the finish line first for the third consecutive year at the Mount Washington road race. Photo Source: Dan Houde

 

Joe is positioned to do well at the USATF Mountain Running Championships after recently winning the Gopro Mountain Games 10k trail race and the prestigious Mount Washington road race in Gorham, New Hampshire.  Joe’s winning time at the Mount Washington race was 58:17. Joe has won both events three years in a row.

Nancy Hobbs will also be at the USATF Mountain Running Championships.  Nancy is a prolific racer running 30+ races every year from 5k to ultra on road and trails. Nancy is the founder and Executive Director of American Trail Running Association.

 

Joseph Gray racing uphill in a tune-up race for the upcoming USATF Mountain Running Championships. Photo Source: joeviger.com

 

Joseph Gray on the podium after his recent first place finish at the 2016 Mount Washington road race.

 

Joseph Gray on the podium after his recent first place finish at the 2016 at the Gopro Mountain Games 10k trail race.