Global Performance Brand Challenges Runners to Three Mountain Resort Trail Race Events That Will Push Athletes to the Extreme - Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2017) — Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today announces the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series in partnership with POWDR Adventure Lifestyle CO. Created for trail running enthusiasts and professionals, this North American trail running series provides unmatched racing experiences in beautiful mountain environments of the most iconic resort destinations in the United States. Race course locations offer diverse climates, different distances and varying elevations and terrain built to push athletes to find the edges of their potential.
Twenty-five runners representing 10 different states took home age-group titles at the 2016 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Nationals - OGDEN, Utah (Sept. 18, 2016) - Patrick Smyth of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Liz Stephen from Park City, Utah defended their Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run National Championship half-marathon titles on a picture-perfect day for running up and around Snowbasin Resort this morning.
A surprising new Half Dome record has been set by Dean Potter, a man not known for running. On May 3, 2015, Potter shaved 5:59 off the previous Fastest Known Time (FKT) of 2:23:51 by Kyle Williams. Dean reached the summit in 1:19 and completing the round trip back to the Valley floor in 2:17:52. Potter has held many speed climbing records in Yosemite, including The Nose of El Capitan, and now holds the prestigious Half Dome running record. He carried no food or water and wore only a pair of shorts, socks and shoes with Stealth™ sticky rubber.
Potter, an Adidas athlete, is a well-known rock climber, BASE-jumper and line-walker and is certainly not known for trail running. A regular runner in his youth, he stopped after becoming a mountain BASE-jumper, where most jumps include lengthy uphill approaches.