January 24, 2005
2005 U.S. World Cup 100K Team Staff Named
Wisconsin ultrarunner, Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Runs race director, and attorney Tim Yanacheck joins the veteran staff of the 2005 USA 100K Team. Yanacheck is the team leader for the 6-member men's team that will represent the US in team competition against other national teams from around the world at the World Cup 100K. Expressing his philosophy about the 100K team, Yanacheck says "I believe the pride, the friendships, and the memories the athletes develop as members of the national team stay with them for the rest of their lives, and can be used as a base to build teams in future years."
Yanacheck was selected by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Running Council from applicants who submitted applications. MUT also selected veteran Lin Gentling of Minnesota to lead the 6-member women's team and Lion Caldwell, a practicing physician for the Navajo Indian Reservation, who has served as the 100K team physician 9 years as the team physician.
The USA 100K Team will compete at the IAU (International Association of Ultrarunners) 100K World Cup under the patronage of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) in Lake Saroma, Japan on June 26, 2005. MUT will name team members on March 21, 2005. For team selection criteria and performance lists, go to:
For information about USATF 100K team staff, contact Roy Pirrung, MUT Vice Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.