Enman to Lead US Mountain Running Team at 2011 World Championships

26 JUN 2011
Enman to Lead US Mountain Running Team at 2011 World Championships
Kasie Enman has been selected to represent the United States at the World Mountain Running Championship by virtue of her win at the U.S. Mountain Running Championships at the Cranmore Hill Climb in North Conway, NH on Sunday, June 26, 2011. She is one of only four women named to the team. An accomplished mountain runner, Enman was the top U.S. women’s finisher at the NACAC Mountain Championships in 2008 and won individual and team gold at that event in 2009. This will be her first time competing in the World Mountain Running Championship, which will be held in Tirana, Albania on September 11, 2011.

Enman's U.S. Mountain Running title came just two weeks after placing third at the 2011 Mt. Washington Road Race. She was one of several B.A.A. Running Club members who made the 7.6 mile climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road on Saturday, June 18th. Jennifer Campbell, who combined with Enman and Elle Pishny to take the 2011 Boston Marathon Women's team title, placed 11th. In the men's race, former two-time Mt. Washington Champion Eric Blake finished 9th overall. Bill Riley took top honors in the 70+ division.

Mount Washington Road Race Results:

Women:
3. Kasie Enman 1:15:19
11. Jennifer Campbell 1:23:05

Men:
9. Eric Blake 1:06:53
45. Andy MacDonald 1:17:20
68. Kevin Hill 1:22:48
86. Mike Dowling 1:26:32
88. Michael Vitelli 1:26:53
99. Bernie O'Reilly 1:27:56
122. Brian Foley 1:30:49
127. Bill Knott 1:31:23
187. Alexander Kolb 1:37:16
277. James Thompson 1:44:38
335. William Riley 1:47:39
508. Richard Schilder 2:03:29

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.