World Mountain Running Championships Preview

Got some pics from Paul Kirsch who’s over in Italy with Team USA for tomorrow’s World Mountain Running Championships. The courses look pretty ridiculous. The courses actually end in a marble quarry, even going through a marble tunnel:

And here’s the first 4 km of the senior women’s and the juniors races:

As far as the race goes, there’s a great preview over at Runner’s World:

Joe Gray and Allie McLaughlin will lead the senior U.S. men and women into this weekend’s 30th annual World Mountain Running Championships, to be held in Italy. Gray and McLaughlin, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., earned U.S. mountain running championships for their wins at New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain Race in July.

Eric Blake will be repping Team USA and the New England region. Kasie Enman also made the team based off of her performance at the Loon Mountain race, but she opted out to run (and win) The Rut 50k today in Montana.

From the MUT Facebook page: Follow us tomorrow on twitter at @usmrt Junior Women’s race starts at 3:15 AM Eastern Time, 1:15AM Mountain Time.

All you early birds, you now have a race to follow. USA! USA! USA!

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