Severy and Haefeli Victorious at USA Trail Championships

07/02/2008 - 20:05

USATFTrail_2008_1.jpg July 2, 2008 from press release (Steamboat Springs, CO) It took incredible climbing skills to win this year’s USA Trail Championships and no one exhibited more prowess on the hills than Jonathan Severy, 26, Aspen, CO, who raced to victory over the grueling 13.2 km course in just under one hour (59:51) besting second-place finisher Clint Wells, 33, Superior, CO, by nearly one minute. “Clint took the race out and led up the first climb (a 500+ foot ascent with more than 20% vertical gain which the open men had to run three times). He’s one of the smartest runners I know and I knew he’d be the one to watch. I passed him after the first descent (about ½ mile into the race), and kept the lead,” said Severy.

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