Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2009 U.S. 24-Hour National Team Announced

Selections for the U.S. National 24-Hour team were announced Tuesday.  Many congrats to those selected, and best of luck in Italy !  Below is the official announcement as published on the American Ultrarunning Association web-site:

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:

WOMEN
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

MEN
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.

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