Crowther wins USA 100 km Championship

04-09-2007

Contact:
Jim Estes
LDR Programs Manager
USA Track & Field
317-713-4661

INDIANAPOLIS - Greg Crowther (Seattle, Wash.) won his second USA ultrarunning title of 2007, running 7 hours, 14 minutes, 31 seconds to win the USA 100 km title at the Mad City 100K in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. Julie Udchachon (Eagle River, Alaska) took her first USA title, winning the women's division in 8:09:04.

Crowther overcame unseasonably cold conditions to out-pace renowned ultramarathoner, Scott Jurek (Seattle, Wash.) by 17:34. Udchachon's margin of victory was 7:37 over Devon Crosby-Helms (San Francisco, Calif.).

The distance, 100 kilometers, just over 62 miles saw competitors running a scenic 10-kilometer course around Lake Wingra ten times. Over 50 ultramarathoners from around the country were entered.

The USA 100 km Championships prize purse featured $9,650 in prize money for the top six U.S. male and female finishers in the championships division. Crowther and Udchachon each took home $2,000 for their championship wins.

For more information on the 2007 MUT circuit visit www.usatf.org.