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Van Orden breaks record at Mt. Ashland Hill Climb

The idyllic town of Ashland, Oregon is known for three things; the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, world famous Lithia Park, and one of the best ultra-running trail scenes on the planet. Among the many race offerings to be found here is the Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Run. This event boasts the second largest climb of any mountain running race in the United States. The course gains 5,700 feet in elevation (more than a vertical mile). Only the Pikes Peak Ascent in Colorado climbs higher. Continue reading

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Van Orden Rises to the Top at the U.S. Mountain Running Championships

North Conway, NH (June 26th, 2011) – Top runners from across the country converged on this small New Hampshire town on Sunday to compete in the U.S. Mountain Running Championships. Up for grabs was an all expenses paid trip for the best six men and top four women to represent the United States in the World Mountain Running Championships to be held in Tirana, Albania Continue reading

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VanOrden Wins 5th U.S.A. Masters Trail Running Title

BEND, OREGON – (June 12th, 2011) – The U.S.A. Half Marathon Trail Championships held in conjunction with the 10th annual Foot Zone “Dirty Half”, kicked off to sunny, blue skies, a sold out field of 800 runners and some dominant performances on Sunday.

Max King of Bend proved that he is indeed the king of the U.S. trail running scene as he captured his 7th U.S.A. Trail Running Championship. King, who is also a member of the US Mountain Running Team and the 2010 World Trail Running Champion cruised to victory in a time of 1:14:44. Continue reading

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Weekly Training: 5/16/11 – 5/22/11

Keeping up a heavy load of training while traveling is always a challenge, especially when you are reliant on the schedule and transportation of others. The key is to break it up into smaller chunks and get it done as early as possible. Of course it’s a lot easier to do this when you have the stunning scenery of NW Washington and British Columbia as your backdrop. Wow! Continue reading

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VanOrden 1st American at Empire State Building Run Up
 


NEW YORK CITY, NY (February 1st, 2011) – Tim Van Orden, 42, of Bennington, Vermont rose to the occasion at the 34th running of the Empire State Building Run Up on Tuesday morning with an exceptional 4th place finish. Van Orden was the top American finisher and won the Masters division for the second straight year, earning him the title of the ‘World’s fastest stair climber over the age of forty’. Continue reading

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VanOrden Named 2010 USA Masters Mountain Runner of the Year

Mountain men master: Tim VanOrden, 42, Bennington, VT, had a stellar year in 2010 including masters top honors at the USA 10km Trail Championships, the USA 15km Trail Championships, the XTERRA National Trail Running Championships, and the Mt. Ashland Hill Climb where he also set the masters’ record. Continue reading

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VanOrden Tops at U.S. Bank Tower Stair Climb

Tim VanOrden, 42 of Bennington, Vermont held off three of the top stair climbers in the world to win the U.S. Bank Tower Stair Climb in Los Angeles, California on Friday. This was VanOrden’s third victory in this event in the past four years. In 2008, VanOrden set a new course record, running up 75 stories and 1,500 stairs in a time of 9 minutes and 32 second Continue reading

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VanOrden wins third National Trail title

BEND, OR (September 18th, 2010 – As a light rain fell, so did the competition, as Tim VanOrden continued his Summer of dominance at the 2010 XTERRA Trail Running National Championship on Saturday, Sept. 18. Continue reading

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VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

VanOrden Wins Second National Trail Running Title

LAUREL SPRINGS, NC (August 28th, 2010) – Tim VanOrden, 42, of Bennington, VT captured his second national championship title in less than a month at the U.S. 10k Trail Running Championships on Saturday. Continue reading

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VanOrden Takes Gold at U.S. 15k Trail Running Championship

SPOKANE, WA (August 2, 2010) – Tim VanOrden, of Bennington, VT ran away from the Master’s field to win his first national title by nearly two minutes over runner up Bret Kimple out of Portland, OR. The event being contested was the U.S. 15k Trail Running Championships in Spokane’s beautiful Riverside State Park. Continue reading

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