May 31, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 60 Comments
iRunFar covers the Rock2Rock Run, the third race in the 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup.
May 24, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 72 Comments
iRunFar covers the Jemez Half Marathon, the second race in the 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup.
April 5, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 83 Comments
iRunFar covers the Mt. Penn Mudfest, the first race in the 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup.
March 31, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 21 Comments
iRunFar previews the 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup, a series of 10 mountainous trail races held across the US from April through August.
August 31, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 4 Comments
Less than three months ago, the 2009 La Sportiva Mountain Cup kicked off while anticipation of summer trail running adventures hung in the aid. Now, as the aspens begin to yellow high up in the Colorado Rockies, another change of season is upon us. The Mountain Cup has wrapped up and so has iRunFar.com’s coverage […]
August 27, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 46 Comments
With ski season not far away, the slopes of Ketchum, Idaho heated up one last time this weekend for Shop to the Top – the finale of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup. The eventual of winners of both the men’s and women’s Mountain Cup graced the slopes and got the job done. Congratulations to Megan […]
August 17, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 27 Comments
It looks like most of the top contenders in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup are either content with their current position or, more likely, are resting up for Shop to the Top next weekend. While the Half Wit Half Marathon had one of the largest fields of a Mountain Cup race this year (nearly 500 […]
August 14, 2009 by Bryon Powell · Leave a Comment
With the La Sportiva Mountain Cup entering its penultimate weekend and its final eight days, both the competitors and iRunFar readers have their eyes on the prize. Mountain Cup participants have a shot to take home a part of $25,000 in prize money. With eight of ten races in the books, it’s time to take […]
August 11, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 19 Comments
Not since the Barr Trail Mountain Race have locals dominated a La Sportiva Mountain Cup race as much as they did at the Haulin’ Aspen Half Marathon in Bend, Oregon on Sunday. That may be due in part to many of the top Mountain Cup contenders running the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase the previous day and […]
August 10, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 35 Comments
While the weather was cool at the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase this weekend, the competition was hot. According to La Sportiva Mountain Running team member, Luke Nelson, “This was the definitely the deepest field I’ve ever raced in.” As far as non-ultramarathon trail races, we’d have to agree. Even with the steep competition, La Sportiva Mountain […]
August 3, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 4 Comments
This year’s La Sportiva Mountain Cup is turning out to be the most exciting trail race series we’ve seen in years. Through six of ten series races, three men and three women have separated themselves from the field in the hunt for a $5,000 payday! However, many other runners remain in the hunt for second […]
August 3, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 20 Comments
Oh boy, what a weekend! While the La Sportiva Mountain Cup competition may have been steep at the Eldora Trail 10k (iRF coverage), the course was no less steep at the Squaw Valley Mountain Run. The course at SVMR is brilliantly simple – climb 2,000′ from Squaw Valley (6,200′) to High Camp (8,200′) in 3.6 […]
August 3, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 18 Comments
After another three week break, the La Sportiva Mountain Cup made its closest approach to La Sportiva’s North American headquarters with the Eldora Trail 10k. The race is run out of the Eldora Nordic Center, a private area on which competitors may on run on race day. This limited access by locals may have helped […]
July 15, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 39 Comments
After a three week break, the La Sportiva Mountain Cup rocketed back to life on Sunday with the Barr Trail Mountain Race in Colorado. While Buzz Burrell rightfully called the previous La Sportiva Mountain Cup race, the Mount Washington Road Race,” was “probably the most competitive mountain race in America,” the women’s field at Barr […]
June 22, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 23 Comments
In deciding to cover the La Sportiva Mountain Cup (iRF’s coverage) there was one race that stood out as falling outside iRunFar’s normal scope – the Mount Washington Road Race. While this race is neither far nor on trail, such labels are superficial when it comes to the mother of all US mountain road races. […]