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LAURA HAEFELI
Events:  Mountain and Trail Running
Height:  5'3"
Weight:  104 lbs.
PRs: 5 km - 16:50; 10 km - 34:47; 5 Mile - 27:32
Born: 10/15/67
Current Residence: Del Norte, CO
Sponsor: Teva, Honey Stinger

Career Highlights:

  • USATF Mountain Runner of the Year: 2004
  • Won USATF 10 km Trail National Champion in Vail, CO: 2004
  • 2nd at USATF Mountain Running National Championships at Mt. Washington, New Hampshire: 2004
  • Won Vail Hill Climb in Vail, CO: 2004
  • USATF Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Member: 2004
  • 15th overall (2nd American) at World Mountain Running Trophy: 2004
  • Team Bronze Medalist - the best finish ever by an American team in the WMRT
  • Summer Biathlon: seven-time national champion, seven-time U.S. Team member, six-time World Championship Team Member, placed first American in each World Championship

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Being a part of the 2005 USATF Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team (what a neat team of women I had the opportunity to be a team with!), and winning the bronze medal as a Team.

Why I run: Because, I love it! I feel good when I'm done, when I have accomplished goals, and just being in shape. I love the people, too. There's just something about being around runners - we love to work hard, and then have fun! I like to feel that sense of accomplishment.

Future Goals: Win the 2005 10K Trail National Championships and make the 2005 USATF Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team.

Favorite quote: "Run like the wind, Laura!" - My mom, when I was in high school (and still, whenever she watches my sister or I race).

Additional comments/thoughts: My favorite running has always been trails; it's so enjoyable just to be out there and enjoy nature, the trail, and all the gifts from above.

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