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Caitlin Patterson (far left) along with the other members of the US gold medal winning team!

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Caitlin power hiking one of the steeper sections of the course

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US women on the podium! L to R Addie Bracy, Allie McLaughlin, Kasie Enman, and Caitlin Patterson

GRP's Patterson 23rd at World Mountain Running Championships

Last Updated: 31.Jul.2017

Sure, most skiers prefer to stick to the basics- train in the summer and race in the winter. However, some like to mix things up a bit and get in their running legs under them during the warmer months. Earlier this summer GRP skier Caitlin Patterson hopped in the US Mountain Running Championships at Cranmore, NH, and finished 4th, which was enough to qualify her for World Championships in July. She also raced the Whiteface Skyrace, taking first place in the senior women's category.

On July 30, she competed along with three other US women at World Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy. The senior women ran two laps of a 6.5k course, for 13k total. Caitlin placed 23rd with a time of 1:12:14. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that going in to the competition, she was ranked 94th (out of 94 women).

Caitlin was also a member of the gold medal winning US women's team! The other US women placed 5th, 8th, and 13th, which gave them 26 points to edge out Italy and the Czech Republic in 2nd and 3rd. Although Caitlin's fourth place on the team didn't contribute to team points, she was able to displace other team's scoring members. Congratulations to Caitlin on a very successful performance in her first World Mountain running appearance.

Full women's results are available HERE. Team rankings are HERE.