It's always nice to see communities keep track of local runners who go on to achieve great things. The newsaper in Darien, Connecticut ran a story this week about Salomon athlete Stevie Kremer's rise to becoming a world champion mountain runner. The article covers Stevie's recent win at the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland and the US Team Gold in Italy. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Her success stems from a passion for mountain sports and has lead to two world championships and sponsorhips with PowerBar and Salomon. Starting as a regular skier, she soon moved on to snowboarding then telemark skiing and finally ski mountaineering, a sport involving skiing up the mountain with skins and racing down. This sport, in which she earned the runner up positon at the US championship in 2011 in Jackson Hole, turned out to be the perfect training ground for her mountain running passion. Asked whether she prefers the European racing scene to the US she says:
"It's beautiful in Europe and I am learning a lot of new experiences but all I really need are the mountains." Click here to read the entire story.