Burdick 51st at World Trail Championships in Portugal


Jared Burdick, 30, of Fayetteville, N.Y. led Team USA with a 51st place finish at the inaugral IAU World Trail Championships on Saturday (October 30).  The championships were held in Geres, Portugal on a 85 km (53 mile) course that included over 5000 meters of ascents.  The athletes also faced unseasonably warm tempatures reaching into the mid 80s in the later stages of the race. 

Follwing the race Burdick offered the following about the race: 
All the climbs were painful and also beautiful. It was a really nice environment. They (the climbs), were all painfully beautiful I guess."

photo: Richard Bolt

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