BOA RUNNING TEAM GOES GLOBALApril 18, 2018
Old acquaintances, young guns and US powerhouses: The Boa Running Team is ready for the upcoming trail running season with four new international talents and a packed schedule.
After a successful first season in 2017, including nine wins and ten more podiums, the Boa Running Team squad expands globally for 2018.
Based in Boa’s backyard Boulder, Colorado, US-American David Glennon and US-based South Tyrolean Matthias Messner will for the permanent US arm of the team.
David Glennon grabbed the attention of the Boa Running Team with a string of strong performances, including a second place finish at the 2017 Rosengarten Sky Race. Matthias Messner established himself as the fastest man on the coveted Flatirons in Boulder and now holds the records for both Flatiron I and III, the most frequented and interesting of the five rock formations.
The highlight for the new kids on the block will be the Tromso Sky Race in August, where they will race together as a team with the two Austrian based Boa runners, Michael Kabicher and Trailbeard Florian Grasel.
The Austrian contingent will be further strengthened with the arrival of Sarah Dörschlag and Gerald "Sancho" Fister. The 25-year-old Dörschlag from St. Johann in Pongau, will run alongside Laetitia Pibis, bringing some further female firepower to the team. Finishing a strong third at last year’s Transalpine Run, she is one of the newcomers in the Austrian trail running scene.
The Carinthian Gerald "Sancho" Fister is considered a veteran in the Austrian Ultra Run scene. Winning the most prestigious ultra-races on Austrian soil in 2017, the Grossglockner Ultra Trail, the Hochkönigman, and the Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail, Sancho brings further experience and grit to the Boa Running Team.
Season kick-off in Asia
The Boa Running Team season will be kicked-off mid-April with the Korea50 on April 21st and the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji 90k in Japan one week later. Racing in the brand new Adidas Terrex Two equipped with the Boa® Performance Fit System, Laetitia Pibis (FRA) and Michael Kabicher (AUT) will be shredding the trails in Asia.
The Boa Running Team Race Calendar
Whilst Michael and Laetitia are racing in Asia, the rest of the team will be preparing for their upcoming competitions that will include highlights such as the Hochkönigman and the Adidas Infinite Trail Champs in June.
21.04.2018 – Korea50 (KOR)
27.04.2018 – Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (JPN)
28.04.2018 – Innsbruck Trail Festival (AUT)
11.-13.05.2018 – Ultra Trail World Championships (ESP)
06.02.2018 – Hochkönig Man (AUT) & Schwarzach Ultra (AUT)
16.06.2018 – Mozart100 (AUT) & Broken Arrow Skyrace (USA)
22.-24.06.2018 – Adidas Infinite Trails (AUT)
07.07.2018 – Rosengarten Sky Race (ITA)
14.07.2018 – Eiger Ultra Trail (SUI)
04.08.2018 – Tromso Sky Race (NOR)