Vancouver, BC (September 2, 2014) – Hillsound Equipment—the leading producer of winter and fishing traction equipment and gaiters for urban and outdoor enthusiasts—celebrates several recent athlete ambassador victories. John Tribbia, Stevie Kremer and Marshall Thomson had top finishes in the La Maratona Verticale (The Vertical Marathon), Skyrunning World Championships and Power of Four 50K respectively.
At the end of July, ultra runner and Hillsound athlete, John Tribbia, competed against elite runners from around the globe and took first place in the La Maratona Verticale at Copper Mountain. The Colorado race is part of the 2014 US Skyrunner Series, which encompasses five Sky, five Ultra and three Vertical K races that are distributed across the country. The win placed Tribbia in a great position earning 100 series points for the next race in the series, which will take place in Big Sky, Montana on September 12th.
Elevation distance runner, Stevie Kremertook the women’s combined title in the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships, a series of European endurance mountain races with a minimum altitude of 6,561 feet. Kremer dominated among the competition and finished second in the Vertical K and a third in the Mont-Blanc Marathon. In 2013, Kremer was the Skyrunner World Series Champion and also won the Mont Blanc Marathon in Chamonix, France, and the Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado. During the winter months, Kremer competes in ski mountaineer races to train during the running off-season.
Ultra runner and ski mountaineer athlete, Marshall Thompson defended his first place title in the Aspen Power of Four 50K, where he destroyed his own record for the 31-mile course that ascended almost 10,000 feet and covered all four ski areas in Aspen and Snowmass. Thomson squeezed the event in just before he left to compete in another race in Switzerland.
“We are so honored to have such a talented group of athletes and are blown away by all of their amazing finishes,” said Hillsound Sales and Marketing Manager Jessica Greinke. “They truly are elite athletes and exemplify what it means to be a top competitor.”
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Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hillsound offers a range of highly-engineered traction devices for a variety of categories, from winter hiking to fishing. Hillsound also specializes in the design and manufacture of durable and comfortable gaiters.