Sunday, July 27, 2008

US Runner Wins Grintovec Mountain Race

Rickey Gates (Boulder, CO), member of the 2008 Teva US Mountain Running team, wins the Grintovec Mountain Race in Slovenia. The 10 kilometer course features 2000 meters (6000+ feet) of elevation gain from start to finish. The course surface featured 1.3km of asphalt, 2.7km of forest road; 4km of forest path (single-track); and 1km of meadow (ski slope). Rickey is racing in Europe as he prepares for the World Mountain Running Trophy to be held in Crans Montana, Switzerland this coming September.

According to the race website:
The Grintovec mountain running race is an extreme race reserved for kings of the heights (2184m). Running to the very heart of Grintovec and reaching its peak is a challenge and a self fight for every participant. Becoming the king of Grintovec is a dream for every mountain runner. The 11th Grintovec mountain running race is organized in co-operation with athletic federation of Slovenia / Mountain running association, WMRA and IAAF. National championships and Slovenian MR Cup - runners will compete in 14 categories on 4 different courses according to the national rules for those races (from junior children to older seniors).

The race website can be found at:

1 comment:

Miha said...

Well, nice to hear about my country on this page :)