Tuesday, March 10, 2009
NATIONAL TEAM FOR WORLD 24 HOUR WORLD CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED!
The "official" announcement came out today!!! I am wordlessly psyched! (Yet this "lack of words" won't last long!) I WILL babble! The blurb below was posted this morning on the American UltraRunning website.
NATIONAL TEAM FOR 2009 WORLD 24-HOUR RUN CHAMPIONSHIP
The 7th Annual World Championship 24-Hour Run of the International Association of Ultrarunners will be held in Bergamo, ITALY on May 2-3 of this year. U.S. National Teams have performed well at the event, usually finishing among the top 5 national teams and making the team medals podium twice. The highest individual American finishes in the world title event's half-decade history were achieved by Stephanie Ehret (3rd in 2005) and Phil McCarthy (4th in 2007).
This year's National Team includes the following members:
Annette Bednosky, Jefferson, North Carolina
Jamie Donaldson, Littleton, Colorado
Connie Gardner, Medina, Ohio
Debra Horn, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Carilyn Johnson, El Paso, Texas
Jen Van Allen, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
William Allen, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Matt Chaffin, Manlius, New York
Scott Eppelman, Coppell, Texas
Phil McCarthy, New York, New York
Roy Pirrung, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Bob Sweeney, Louisville, Colorado
TEAM MEDICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Andy Lovy, D.O., Kirksville, MO
In the 2008 World 24-Hour event held in Seoul, KOREA, Donaldson led the U.S. women with a 5th place finish and McCarthy led the men with a 17th place finish. The team is sponsored by CW-X CONDITIONING WEAR and ARUBA SPORT EYEWEAR. The team is coordinated and managed by the American Ultrarunning Association.