U.S. Mountain Running Team To Be Selected At Mt. Washington

Gates, Erholtz to defend race titles at 50th edition of Mt. Washington Road Race.

The 2010 U.S. Mountain Running Team will travel to Kamnik, Slovenia, to compete at the 26th World Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, September 5. This year’s Open team – six men and four women – will be selected at the USA Mountain Running Championships to be hosted by the 50th Mt. Washington Road Race on Saturday, June 19, starting at 10:00am in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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Among the top U.S. competitors on Saturday will be defending race champions, Coloradoans Rickey Gates of Boulder and Brandy Erholtz of Bailey. Gates is only the fifth man ever to break the one-hour barrier on Mt. Washington, having won last year in 59 minutes, 58 seconds. Erholtz is looking for her third straight victory and has her sights set on chasing down the women’s course record, 1:10:08, set in 1998 by Magdalena Thorsell of Sweden.

For more: Running USA.org

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