Altra Announces 2019 Women’s Elite Team
April 19, 2019
(Logan, UT – April 19, 2019) Altra is pleased to announce new and returning female athletes to its Elite Team. As the embodiment of Altra’s Fit4Her™ campaign, these women dominate their fields in road running, trail running, triathlons, Spartans, CrossFit and thru-hiking. Many being world champions, Olympians and constant podium finishers.
Boone is a well-decorated obstacle course racer having won the 2013 Spartan Race World Championships, along with winning the World’s Toughest Mudder in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Goucher is a two-time Olympic runner, having competed for the US at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. She also made her marathon debut in 2008 and placed third at the Boston marathon that same year.
Rusch is an endurance athlete with seven World Championship titles to her name for numerous sports which include mountain biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, adventure racing and whitewater rafting.
Haskins is an Olympic triathlete having competed for the US in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is also the 2011 Pan American Games Gold medalist.
Catch Altra’s returning Elite women at some epic adventures in 2019:
- Alissa Doehla will compete at Utah’s IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championships.
- Amanda Basham will return to Western States after placing fourth female in both 2018 and 2016.
- Ashley Paulson is traveling to South Africa for the IRONMAN African Championships.
- Candice Burt plans to add two more FKTs to her list on the Arizona Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail.
- Caroline Boller will race the JFK 50 Mile, America’s oldest ultramarathon.
- Corinna Coffin will run multiple races in the Spartan Stadium Series across the US.
- Kelsey Withrow will compete at IRONMAN Australia in May at Port Macquarie.
- Lesley Smith will race the IRONMAN North American Championships in Texas in April.
- Meredith Edwards is traveling to Argentina to race the Ushuaia by UTMB 130k.
- Nicole Bitter is headed to Greece to compete in the historic Spartathlon.
- Sabrina Stanley will return to Hardrock 100 to defend her title as 2018’s female winner.
- Sarah Sellers is focusing on the Olympic Trials after qualifying with the A standard at this year’s Boston Marathon.
- Silvia Ribeiro’s next race is the Surf City Escape Triathlon at Huntington Beach.
- Traci Falbo will be one of 150 elites competing at Wisconsin’s Six Days in the Dome.
Altra’s female athletes are proud supporters of the brand’s Fit4Her™ shoes, which are specially made to fit the unique aspects of women’s feet. Altra’s Fit4Her™ technology, found in every woman’s shoe, caters to the specific form of the female foot, which has a narrower heel and midfoot, a higher instep, a longer arch and unique metatarsal spacing for a truly gender-specific fit.
To stay updated on Altra’s female athletes, follow the Team Altra Facebook page.
While working at a running store, Altra founder Golden Harper was frustrated that modern running shoe technology caused poor running form and had not decreased running injuries. His passion to create a shoe that followed the science produced Altra’s FootShape™ toe box, Zero Drop™ platform and Fit4Her™ female-specific shoes. Since its founding in 2011, Harper and co-founder Brian Beckstead have grown Altra from one to 30 shoe styles, winning multiple Editor’s Choice awards and distribution in more than 60 countries. Join the conversation
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