INDIANAPOLIS - The next stop on the USA ultramarathon championships circuit will be beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this Saturday for the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships. This year's event will be hosted by the 2008 Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50M/100M Endurance Runs.
The 2008 championship field includes some of the Nation's top ultra runners in both the men's and women's competition. Leading the women's field is 2006 champion Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio), who has also recorded national championships wins in the 100-mile run in 2003 and the 100-kilometer run in 2002; and Nikki Kimball (Bozeman, Mont.), the USA 50 Mile Trail champion in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, and added the road race title in 2005.
Among the favorites in the men's field will be, Jon Olsen (Modesto, Calif.), Erik Skaden (Folsom, Calif.), and Ian Torrence (Ashland, Ore.).
This year's overall 100-mile men's and women's winners of the USA Track & Field National 100-mile championship will receive $1000 each. The top ten men and women USA Track & Field runners will receive overall medals. Additionally, the top three finishers in each five-year age division starting at 40 years of age will also receive medals.
For more information on the 2008 Mountain/Ultra/Trail circuit visit www.usatf.org.