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March 7, 2006

Saitta and Lundblad Win USA 50-Kilometer National Championship

The USA 50 km Championship was hosted by The Greater Long Island Running Club on March 5 in conjunction with their Caumsett Park 50 km in Caumsett State Park, NY. A road 50 km championship had not been held for several years, so it attracted entrants from across the country despite the Northeast's reputation for severe winter weather. Runners were bundled-up and snow was on the ground, but the day was fine for running. Jason Saitta, 28, from Parker, CO, won the men's title in 3:05:59. Anne Lundblad, 39, from Asheville, NC won the women's race in 3:35:48. Masters standout Kathy Martin, 54, of Northport, NY was second in the women's division and the first masters woman finisher in 4:00:22. Dan Verrington, 43, from Bradford, MA was second in the men's division and first masters male finisher in 3:22:31.  For complete results see

The next USA MUT Championship will be the USA 10 km Trail Championship hosted by the Teva Spring Run-Off in Vail, CO on June 3. To see the complete list of 2006 USA MUT Championships for open and masters athletes go to:


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