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September 29, 2022
Coppi Selected to Team USA for World Mountain Running Championships
USATF Niagara member
was one of the thirty-nine (39) athletes recently selected by USATF to represent Team USA at the inaugural
World Mountain & Trail Running Championships
November 4-6 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
More than 900 athletes from 46 Member Federations are set to race during the four-day festival, which features 80 km and 40 km trail races plus uphill mountain races for senior athletes, and classic up and down mountain races for both senior and U20 (under 20 years old) athletes.
Coppi was selected to compete in the classic up/down mountain (11.2 km) event. The race will be on Saturday November 5 (10:45 p.m. ET / November 6 9:45 a.m. in Thailand).
Coppi finished 4th at the 2022 USATF Mountain Running Championships in Wilmington, NY and 10th at the 2022 USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships in Lincoln, NH. In addition to these championship performances he finished 5th at the 2022 Breakneck Point Trail Marathon (Beacon, NY) and 9th at the 2022 Chuckanut 50K (Bellingham, WA) to earn his selection to the team.
Coppi won the 2021 USATF Niagara Mountain Running Championships and finished second at this year's championships.