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Tom Borschel
Events:  Mountain racing, cross-country running, road racing, track racing, snowshoe racing, nordic ski racing, orienteering, mountaineering
Height:  5'10"
Weight:  150 lbs
PRs:  "Young-man PRs: 5K: 14:32, 5M: 23:58, 10K: 29:52, 15K: 45:49, 10M: 49:31, Marathon: 2:21:04
Born: 10/07/57
Current Residence: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sponsor: La Sportiva, GoLite, DeFeet, Julbo, Atlas Snowshoes, Honeystinger

Career Highlights

  • Running uphill and high-speed ascents of easy climbing routes are a passion
  • Many overall mountain race wins over the years and with course records that still remain in my possession
  • Sixth place overall at 2005 National Snowshoe Championships in Anchorage, AK
  • First place overall at 2005 Western Snowshoe Qualifier (Squaw Creek, CA)
  • 2004 USATF Club Cross-Country 45-49 National Champion
  • 2004 World Masters Mountain Running Champion for 45-49 age group, Sauze d' Oulx, Italy
  • 2004 World Mountain Running Trophy Open race overall champion, Sauze d' Oulx, Italy
  • 2004 Vail Hill Climb (Vail, CO), 2nd master, 1st 45-49
  • 2004 Snow King Hill Climb (Jackson, WY) winner in course record

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Competitive longevity in racing and mountain pursuits.

Why I run: I run for the challenge, for relaxation, for collecting my thoughts, for privacy, for preparation, for socializing and for dj vu!

Future Goals: Climb more of the highest peaks in western U.S. (need Rainier, Hood, & Denali). Set age-group records and remain competitive as a masters athlete. Inspire and lead a strong WMRT junior team to New Zealand (as team manager). Compete in some mountain/trails races I have not done before.

Favorite quote: Run like a scalded dawg!

Additional comments/thoughts: Im happy to see the increasing interest in trail and mountain racing and resulting specific equipment development to support the growing sport that I first participated in the late 70's in Utah.



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