USA finalise team for 18 Mountain Running Cup
Eight athletes have been named to the 2023 USATF U18 Mountain Running Team slated to compete in the 16th edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup.
A strong looking team will be flying the US flag in Annecy, France on Saturday, May 27. The race will be held at Semnoz Ski Resort and consists of 4.6-km route that includes a short amount of pavement, ski trails, grass and dirt paths and has 230 meters of elevation gain and descent. The top three finishers score for the team and medals are presented to the top three teams and top three individuals in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions. Athletes from over 15 countries are expected at this year’s event.
Team member Keeghan Edwards summed it all up saying: “To represent Team USA in Annecy, France is a dream that’s about to become a reality. I am honored to seize this opportunity with such an amazing team, and I cannot wait to represent Team USA in this experience of a lifetime. I cannot wait to race with my teammates against competitors of other nations, and I’m especially excited to face the challenge of mountain trail racing. It’s an art that I long to master.”
Jake Schwarting had this to add: “I believe that Team USA has a very strong team this year and can place very well. I am looking forward to doing everything I can to help our team place as high as possible.”
It’s definitely going to be an exciting race forms part of the hugely popular MaXi Race Series of Lake Annecy which includes races at multiple distances, including the Maxi-Race Salomon that is part of the Golden Trail National Series in France.
The USA Team
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