Monday, January 25, 2010

Joe Gray wins his first snowshoe race

US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) may be the reigning Mountain Running National Champion but until this past Sunday had never competed in a snowshoe race. Joe finished 16th at the 2009 World Mountain Running Championships in Italy this past September so there was little doubt he'd have the fitness to do well. The question was how well would he adapt to racing on snowshoes.

Early on in the race the answer was clear to everyone behind Joe - this guy was going to run away with his first win. Joe won the 2010 White River Snowshoe race 4 minutes ahead of the next best finisher in a time of 40:54. The top female finisher was Christy Runde - 50:18 in 5th place overall.

Complete results can be found here.
Photos can be found here.

That's it for snowshoe racing in Oregon this winter. If you finished the White River Snowshoe race chances are you qualified for the 2010 USSSA Snowshoe National Championships. Check out the USSSA website for more information.

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