World Trail Championships

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Not too long ago we posted something about Amy Rusiecki going to Wales to run in the World Trail Championships as part of Team USA. Well, that event has come and gone (where did the time go?), and we are happy to report that Amy and her Team USA mates have done quite well. Here’s a quick update from Amy, with the promise of more detailed recap to come later:

The New England runners at the opening ceremonies. USA! USA!

The New England runners proved how gritty and tough we are, and represented USA well.  Brian Rusiecki was 17th overall and 2nd USA male, finishing the approximately 50 mile course in 6:21.  Ben Nephew followed up quickly to finish 19th overall and 3rd USA male, crossing the line in 6:25.  These two men helped the USA men’s team place 4th place in the team standings, just off the podium.  I was the first USA female finisher, crossing the line in 7:24, good enough for 15th place. (I haven’t seen team results for the ladies to know where we finished, but know we were off the podium).
 
I’m proud that all of us New England runners had strong days, and were able to place in a scoring position for the USA teams.

We’re quite proud too. Great job by Team USA in Wales, and we can’t wait to hear the rest!

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