|World Mountain Running Championships...this way photo: Rich Bolt|
On Sunday September 8, 2013 in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, three Team Colorado members will other join forces with some of the other best mountain runners is the US and together they will assemble and form what we know as the US Mountain Running Team. Sort of like Voltron.
Here is the team recently when they took a photo in their full kit.
|Max King is the one in green, such a small guy! photo: Defender of the Universe|
Before we blab on about the World Championships, we would like to cordially welcome our newest member, and Team USA member competing this weekend, to Team Colorado and our wonderful group of women. The master barista and owner of the Café Mobius in Silverton, CO, who doesn't need a stinkin' altitude tent (because she lives at 9,300 feet), she put the "Silver" into "Silverton" and the "America" into your "Americano", Megan "The Caffeinator" Kimmel. We look forward to sharing a cordial (or an espresso) with you soon!
|Megan "The Caffeinator" Kimmel keeping things stimulating|
Representing Team USA along with Megan, we have Axel Nichols and Glenn "Pulling a GR" Randall, who is spending his spare time in Poland cramming as much physics into his brain as humanly possible.
|Statistical Thermo-Dynamics reads like...well, just as it sounds photo: USATF MUT|
|Axel readied his training for Worlds with a new haircut...no more golden locks so he might be mistaken for a junior photo: PikesPeakSports.us|
|Glenn attempting to pull a GR on JoeGeezi (aka Joe Gray) at the US National Champs photo: Joe Viger|
|Megan finishing the US National Championships race at Cranmore Mountain in NH photo: Joe Viger|
The senior women’s team consists of Magdalena Lewy-Boulet of Oakland, CA, Megan Kimmel of Silverton, CO, Chris Lundy of Sausalito, CA, and Megan Lizotte (formerly Lund) of Basalt, CO).
|Senior Women's Team (L to R) Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, our very own Megan Kimmel, Chris Lundy, and Megan Lizotte photo: Joe Viger|
Stevie "Sunshine" Kremer placed 2nd at the National Championships to secure a spot on the Team, however, had obligations like teaching the youth of 'Merica...so that they know how to spell their country.
|Senior Men's Team USA consists of (L to R) Joe Gray, Zach Ornales, Max "Mullet" King, Glenn Randall, Ryan "Afro" Hafer and Axel Nichols photo: Joe Viger|
The races kick off with the Junior Women's race at 9:15 am, followed by the Junior Men's start at 10:00 am. Then Senior Women's race will hear the gun at 11:30 am with the final race of the day being the Senior Men's race at 12:30 pm (in Polish time, of course).
Best of luck to all of Team USA!
|Team USA Senior Men's and Women's Team (minus Afro man) photo: Rich Bolt|
Follow Team USA on Twitter (@usmrt) or Facebook (facebook.com/usatfmut).
2013 World Mountain Running Championships website