Sunday, January 11, 2009

Team Member Bio: Richard Bolt

Richard Bolt
Age: 38
Location: Portland, Oregon
Blog: usatforegonmut

Richard has been a member of the CMS Men's Open Racing Team since 1995 and lived in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before moving to Portland, Oregon in 2006. Prior to being suckered into mountain running by Dave Dunham, Richard was a competitve Cross Country Skier and competed in the 1992, 1994 and 1998 US Olympic Trials.

Richard has fond memories of competing regularly in the USATF-NE Mountain Running Series, the New England Road Racing Grand Prix, WMAC snowshoe races and just about any other road trip with CMS MORT members that began before dawn and started with a hot cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

When not working as the Director of Operations for Aisle7, Richard has been trying to re-create the New England racing scene here in Oregon. He founded the USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series, finished 4th in the Mercury Men's (no, I didn't make that up...and yes, it's retarded) division of the USATF Oregon Road Running Grand Prix, won the only 2 snowshoe races held in all of the Pacific Northwest (in 2007 and 2008) and still can't find a running club as cool as the Central Mass Striders.

Currently, Richard serves as the Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Coordinator for USATF Oregon. Richard is also the Team Leader for the Teva US Mountain Running Team and the Men's Mountain Running Rep to the National USATF MUT Council.

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