Monday, June 25, 2007
DimaD gets fifth at U.S. Mountain Running Championships
The U.S. Mountain Running Championships were held yesterday at Mt. Cranmore in New Hampshire and NETT's Dmitry Drozdov finished fifth overall in 1:07:56. According to organizers, the course was designed to "mimic the World Trophy course, which will decide the World Mountain Running Champions in Switzerland this September. Instead of a simple hill climb, the course demands ascending and descending the steep, 4.2-kilometer hill. The men will run three laps and the women two. To further test the top runners, the downhills are designed to be steep and fast like Switzerland, and the whole course has a whopping 3,600 feet of elevation gain."
By the way, Dima's been on a tear in terms of gettings his mug in the press of late. Check out THIS PIC from New England Runner of Dima battling Dave Dunham at Mt. Washington. And he's prominently featured in the advertisting for the Marathon Sports 5-Mile race, wearing his NETT singlet (the magazine ad is better!).
Nice work Dima-enjoy the vacation!
(Photo courtesy of White Mountain Milers.)