July 16, 2002: 2002 USA 100Km CHAMPIONSHIP AND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFIER
The Edmund Fitzgerald 100Km road race in Duluth, Minnesota will once again host the USA National 100Km Championship on October 19 ot this year. The last time the championship was held at the Ed Fitz was in 1996. The race is also the only North American event to have hosted the 100km World Challenge, which took place along the shore of Lake Superior in October 1990. The event has been the site of some of the greatest ultra footraces in American Ultrarunning history.
This years event will also serve as a qualifier for the 2003 National 100Km team that will represent the United States at next year's 100km World Cup, scheduled for Taiwan in November of 2003. "Any interested man or woman who feels they would like to make the USA Team should strongly consider running the event," says Kevin Setnes, Director of the USA National 100km Team Program. The top three American men and women will earn automatic berths on the USA team, assuming they meet the minimum qualifying times for that race of 7:45 for men and
8:50 for women.
For more information on entering the Ed Fitz 100Km USA National Championship, contact Sue Olsen at 952-892-1108 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Setnes at 262-495-3474 (email: email@example.com).
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